This week we continued working with the letter O.
The short O word families: og, op, and ot.
Our poem of the week Pop Needs a Mop focuses on sight words and word families.
Children practiced adding word families to consonants to create words in a word family.
Listened for og, op, and ot in words.
Listened for the rhyming of word families and making the connections that word families ending spelling is predictable
We listed word families
Children continued practicing with the letter O and reviewing all vowels.
*New Big Book Poor Old Polly - Polly Swaps one thing for another, finding something wrong with each new thing she gest, until a goose leaves her with nothing. We discussed the terms swapped and traded. Children made text - to - self connections while sharing their experiences with trading. We did a "swapping" greeting where children swapped a small bear item either green or blue for the other color after greeting a friend with the other colored bear.
*We began to prepare for our next All-School Meeting Presentation: Love is...
*Children shared ideas of what love means to them. We listed them on a predictable chart.
*Children have begun to illustrate their meaning of love as well as write a sentence to accompany their drawing. This work will be displayed in a slide show at all-school meeting.
*We discussed placement, spacing, and segmenting words.
*Innovation of our BIG book Poor Old Polly. We began creating our own version of our BIG book.
Karyn Parsons visited FA
An actress who played Hilary Banks on Fresh Prince of Bel Air among other roles, Karyn now focuses her time on writing and producing Sweet Blackberry Films. This non-profit organization shares stories that educate children about influential Africa American people in history that aren't widely celebrated for their great contributions. During her presentation, she shared Garrets Gift which is about Garret Morgan. Ask your child what very important invention he is responsible for.
Working with solid and flat shapes
We explored, traced, and searched for shapes.
Children recognized flat shapes in solid shapes such as the squares we notice in a cube or the circle and triangle shapes we see in a cone.
Children are working on using vocabulary correctly and identifying solid (3-D) and flat shapes.
We celebrated another 6th birthday. Happy Birthday!
Fun with the parachute in PE!