This Week...letter W; pairs and couting by 2s; shape patterns; and more.
The letter of the week was W. Our sight words were run and play which we will continue to work with next week.
*Children listened for and located the /w/ sound in words. Using the interactive white board, they located words that began with the letter w.
*Listed words beginning with the letter w.
*Children worked in our phonics work books - Explode the Code
*Practiced forming the letter w on paper with lines and without lines as well as on different styles of lines
*Finished up LOVE IS ... illustrations and writing.
Next Week... we will work with the letter I and continue to work with sight words run and play.
*Children worked on the interactive white board using our poem of the week We Wonder
as well as working with shape patterns in math.
*Wet, Dry, Try to practice W letter formation as well as reviewing and practicing magic c letters to avoid reversals.
*Kid Pix - children used the art studio to draw and label a w item.
*Lexia Core 5 - Children worked on reading skills.
In math, Mrs. Foley Marsello worked on some estimation with the children. She shared some of the estimation items from Game night and talked to the children about considering the size of the item as well as the size of the containers. They discovered that a large bag of balloons held less than a small container of rice.
Also in math...
*Played number games - Children had to write a number dictated to them on the board and then write a number that fit a given description for example: Write a number that is greater than 10 but less than 20. Children and their friends referred to the number grid as a resource during this activity.
*Pairs and counting by 2s - To start one math lesson, I asked children to take their shoes off, and make a pile when they got to the rug for math. They thought it was hysterical. Then we began to count the shoes and talked about a more efficient way of counting a group of "pairs." We counted by 2s and 1s and compared our findings. We then practiced counting more items by 2s and used our number grid to help with the skipping pattern of counting by twos. Counting sets by 2s and 5s is great practice with your child at home.
Mrs. Barker read Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland to the class.
In honor of the letter W we also enjoyed another great book Wimberly Worried by Kevin Henkes.