We are talking about dental health this week. We started the week off by counting the teeth in a kid's mouth and then putting a toothbrush that had that number on it by the correct mouth. Counting is getting pretty good, but keep working on that number id!
We followed up the discussion by watching a youtube video about dental health. I am sure many of your kids have been talking about it as they have been talking about it quite a bit at school. The video is below.
We got a new dramatic play center, a Vet office. Students are loving the x-rays (donated by a parent who works in a vet), medical supplies (donated by walgreens) and more! They are doing some great role playing in there! We also have a sign in and a clip board for doctor notes as well. We are encouraging kids to do the best writing they can.
The new sensory table has been making teeth, putting them in the mouth, and then being a dentist for a day. Students are really enjoying this one as well!
On Wednesday, we cut things out of magazines that were good for our teeth and bad for our teeth. We talked how if something is bad for our teeth this does not mean we cant have it, just that we need to have little bits of it and make sure to brush our teeth after. I promise I am not teaching them all food besides fruit and veggies are bad!
PM Class, thank you with your patience with my in and out. My son went to the doctor Tuesday evening and was diagnosed with an ear infection and RSV. He is getting better, but since he couldn't go to the sitters with other kids my husband and I were trading off.
The letter of the week was Ff . 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 F with feathers. Students are getting good at making predictions of what they think they will be decorating with based on words that start with that sound. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book,F is for Flamingo.
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! This came home on the blue sheets from break.
Theme: Dr. Seuss
Letter of the Week: Qq
AM Snack: Romnek
PM Snack: Woerpel