TOMORROW BEGINS SCHOOL SPIRIT/CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK. TOMORROW IS DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER DAY!
On Wednesday, we talked about the parts of a person. We drew a person as a class. After the person was drawn, I asked the kids to tell me what the person's job was. They couldn't tell me. I told them we needed to add details to the pictures so we knew what job that person had. We picked a job and added details as a class. After that was done, we had a turn to do it ourselves. Each child had to draw them. Then they had to add details to the picture that showed what they wanted to be when they grew up. After that, they had to do their best to write the sounds they hear (invented spelling) to write their job. I then transcribed what they wrote and dated it. These will be coming home soon (and kept on file for conferences). I am amazed with their work.
The letter of the week was Jj. 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 J with actual Jell-o. 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, J is for Jaguar.
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.
Letter of the Week: HH
AM Snack: Reimann
PM Snack: Wagner