I would first like to apologize for not getting the blog out during the weekend. I unfortunately had water damage from a leaky upstairs bathroom to a downstairs living room followed by my son having a 101 fever Sunday. I think its all under control, but then I am quickly writing this on lunch because it is conferences and I am at school all day today. Sorry!
We started the week with talking about presidents because it was presidents' day. We talked about who our president is (Barack Obama), our first president (George Washington), and the president that said slaves isnt fair and everyone needs to be paid to work (Abe Lincoln). We introduced that some of the presidents are on money. We talked about Abe Lincoln being on the penny and did 2 activities with pennies.
Students counted groups of pennies and then worked on writing the numbers on their own. Students also flipped a penny 10 times (ish) and counted how many heads and tails.
We read the book Bennie's Pennies at circle time. In the book, Benny has 5 pennies and they went through buying things with the pennies. We did the math along with the book. Students are pretty good at this!
Pocket Chart is matching number of hearts, the number, and the number word together. PM class was so proud of their completed chart!
Wednesday, students began to copy print writing God Bless America on their papers with their hand print eagles (National bird/Mascot). Students did SO well on this project!
We read another book about flags at circle time. We talked about the colors red, white, and blue and the fact there are 50 stars! We also talked about the flag having a pattern (red white red white). Students then created a flag by patterning the red and white, gluing on the blue square, and then counting to 10 5 times to make 50 dot stars on their flag!
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 K is for K'nex. 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, K is for kite.
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: Dental Health
Letter of the Week: Ff
AM Snack: Ashauer
PM Snack: Taube