Letter of the Week was Bb.
* Children worked with b in handwriting. Capital B is a frog jump letter. Lowercase b is a dive down letter. Children have been working hard to
follow these cues in order to form the letters correctly.
*Listening for /b/ in the beginning, middle, and end of words.
*Tracking b in text and listing /b/ words.
* Sight Words: ALL and LIKE - children practiced with the Trace, Copy, Cover, and Avert TCCA strategy. Ask your child what this entails. It is a fun way to practice spelling sight words. Children are also being asked to use sight words as exit slips. So, before being excused to go the line up for snack, a special, etc. they are asked to spell a sight word we have been working on. Finally, the children practiced writing, stamping, and using sight
words in a sentence.
* Children used clay to form B and a B object.
*B collage - the children did a fantastic job filling our b collage with a variety of pictures: babies, boards, books, etc.
*Weekend News Journal
*Continued work on our LOVE IS...project. We revisited the children's work. They shared their pictures and writing with friends and welcomed suggestions for details and improvements in order to do their absolute best.
*We completed and published our own version of Poor Old Polly it is currently rotating through the class so children can share it with their family. Please enjoy and return the following day!
In science the children discovered how arctic mammals stay warm in their natural habitat! We performed an experiment using ice, a glove and Crisco. We kept one hand bare and spread Crisco (simulating “blubber”) on the other hand with a glove on. While placing both hands together on the block of ice, the children were able to feel which hand could withstand the cold longer ... “Blubber” ... they found was a great insulator!
* Kid Pix - children drew something for our letter of the week and typed B is for --------.
* Lexia Core 5
*iPads Wet, Dry, Try - to practice frog jumping and correct formation of the B and diving down and correct formation for b.
Children enjoyed a book about dinosaurs that was brought in by a friend. They were inspired to draw pictures, write books, and create maps for the palentology work they were planning for the playground. Children shared their work with each other.
Working with ten frames
Children partnered up to search around the room to find specific shapes that were hidden.