A few things we have been up to...
* We will continue to work with the vowel I and short I word families: ig, ip, id, in, it.
* Children are working on recognizing short vowel word families in words and listing them. We have discussed the rhyming and that changing that trying multiple consonants or consonant combination can create a new word with the same word family.
* Rhyming, counting syllables, and practice with sight words. It can be fun recognizing sight words together at home, spelling them, or including them in writing. Here are some of our sight words to this point: the, and, this, is, on, said, in, I, can, see, for, we, of, he, she, with, to, come, all, like, run, & play.
* Last week, the children did a writing piece about our BIG book Mrs. Wishy-Washy a story about a cow, pig, and duck that like to play in the mud and Mrs. Wishy-Washy that wants to keep the animals clean. At the end of the story and after they have been cleaned by Mrs. Wishy-Washy, they all jump back into the water. We thought it would be fun to write what might happen if the story continued. The children each wrote their own version.
*Reflection: To include the children in their learning process and making goals. The children filled out a reflection form about their work. It
consisted of questions like: Did I use the correct placement on the lines? Did I use lowercase letters? Did I leave spaces in my writing?
* Math activities included: Counting by 2s and 5s. We practiced counting objects by 5s as a group and with a partner. Children worked on this skill together using unifix cubes. We worked with tallies and discussed how grouping things can make it easier and faster to count a large quantity of items. We will continue representing numbers with tallies, representing tallies with numbers, and counting with tallies.
Thank you to Mrs. Foley Marsello for visiting with her mystery I items: and IGUANA and INSECT.
And... A Very Happy Birthday to another friend that we celebrated with recently!
Enjoy the photos of our Valentine's party as well as some addition snapshots of our days.