We have been exploring letters and names this week. We sorted letters by looking at their lines and curves. We spelled and read our names with name puzzles. We are noticing how many letters are in our names. Now we will work on recognizing and writing each other’s names!
We worked together to write 100 CVC words as a class. Students shared their awesome collections of 100! Keep an eye out for our 100 things class book that will come home soon!
We loved reading The Mitten by Jan Brett and have been doing a lot of mitten activities! We made our own mittens and chose an animal to put inside them. We put bears and dinosaurs into gloves and counted how many we could fit inside – this took teamwork! Can you believe that over 100 bears could fit into one glove?
After reading several Gingerbread Man stories, we knew that taking a ride from the fox to cross the river always ended badly for the cookie. We decided to build structures for the Gingerbread Man to use instead! We worked in teams, which required us to share ideas and compromise. Teams could choose from a variety of materials to use. Some teams drew a picture to help make a plan. Some teams had to abandon materials and try others to build their bridge. Finally, we tested each bridge and observed the results. Everyone had a different way to solve the problem and
A lot of what we do doubles as fine motor practice! One of our recent morning activities was picking up pom poms with a clothespin and sorting them by color. Another favorite morning activity is putting stickers on paper – peeling the stickers is good work to strengthen little fingers! We have lots of different kinds of beads to lace. Our projects in the art center require a lot of careful work with our fingers! Check out our fall leaves with patterned borders!
We learned the sight word the this week and practiced it in lots of different ways. We did a word find and circled every the that we saw. We made the word out of pattern blocks and practiced writing it with a dry erase marker. We dabbed the letters to spell the word. We put the in front of some of the labels in our classroom and practiced reading!