This week was fire safety week. We discussed 911, when we call 911 (only in emergencies never for fun), only practicing on our phone book so it didn't call by accident, telling them our name, the problem, and where we are, and then writing the numbers.
We even added firehouse to our dramatic play area, added fire trucks to blocks, added fire books to reading center, and bright orange play-doh to sensory table.
For the morning class, we had a fire drill on Tuesday and a visit from the fire fighters as well. We both discussed when you hear the alarm stop what you are doing and get out. A firefighter came around and gave everyone a high five. Then he put on all his gear and then gave everyone a high five again. This taught the students that he is a nice guy who is just wearing a lot of clothes to keep him safe. We need to go to the firefighters not run away from them in a fire.
For more pictures of the week, please click on photo links at the top, and then fire safety week.
Both classes sang a song "If you need to call for help, dial 911" and put it on a poster of 911. We practiced writing a 911 with our fingers, reading the number and memorizing it, and then we decorated the 911 to look like fire! This really worked on our fine motor skills!
We are still working a lot on name writing. It is important that your child can write their name because it is the foundation of a lot of their writing skills, the beginning of their letter recognition, strengthens and refines their fine motor skills, and it is important to be on all papers so we know whose it is! Please work on name writing at home. Sheets are in our writing center to help them at school.
We have been working on proper writing in general. Here is a look at our lines. There is the sky line, the plane line, and the ground. (eventually there will be a worm line but we aren't to worm line letters). We always start at the sky line. ALWAYS. For T, it is start at the sky, pull down to the ground. Across the sky. for t, it is pull down, across the plane line. Encourage this language and proper formation as it will truly help the with their fluency down the road.
The letter of the week was Cc. We learned the sign language for a letter, the literacy link sound symbols, the letter sound, and looking at and writing it in both capital letters and lower case letters. Click here to view the many ways we learn the letter of the week!
Each week we watch letter videos from "Have Fun Teaching" and the students are really picking up the names of letters, formations, and the sounds of letters. Check out these videos with you child! Click HERE.
The Tuesday project of letter of the week is to decorate a letter with something that starts with the letter. This week we decorated the letter C with "cotton clouds" On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, C is for Cat.
Students also do a maze of the letter helping get from one object to another starting with that letter, find and color all of the letter, color a page of something that starts with that letter, and make a crown at the end of the week to be the Kings and Queens of the letter!
We also do a handwriting sheet. This is important because writing the letters correctly helps with efficency as well as learning cursive down the line. We ALWAYS START AT THE TOP. Please encourage students to write the letter correctly!
Letter of the Week: Oo
AM Snack: Backes
PM Snack : Wagner
***Thanks to a parent suggestion, here is a healthy snack list site that can help with some ideas!***