It was so nice seeing all of you at conferences over the past few days. Thank you for taking the time t come and chat about your child.
This week we talked about migration and hibernation. We started with geese because the letter of the week is also G. The geese fly south (Ella and Brielle S told us it was to Florida because that is where they just were/were going to be warm) for the winter to stay warm. They fly in a V and they say hong honk! Students had to cut out the pieces which was some of the trickier cutting we have done, and then they used the scraps to stuff the bags. Students then crumpled up other recycleables to work those fine motor skills. We stapled the body parts on and they are not flying in V formation in our room (and really pointing south, I checked ;) )
We then talked about hibernation. In the fall times the animals that hibernate eat and eat and eat until they are so full they go in their resting place and "sleep" for the winter. In the winter there is snow so of course there had to be glitter! Students cut out the cave door which was a little trickier since paper plates are harder to cut than a lot of the paper we have been cutting, and it was on a curved line. We then colored our bears and glued them on (still working on the appropriate amount of glue stick!) We then painted our caves brown and they were stapled onto our paper. We then had to strengthen those fine motor skills again by squeezing the glue bottle and then we got to use glitter!
The pocket chart has turkeys to help work on counting, number recognition, and for those ready even some reading word matching with the number words!
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 G with green and gold glitter. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, G is for Ghost.
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 efficiency 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: Ss
AM Snack: Vosters
PM Snack : Woerpel
***Thanks to a parent suggestion, here is a healthy snack list site that can help with some ideas!***