This week we covered the letter Nn and continued with numbers 8, 9 and 10 and also had some activities with our shape the rectangle.
Monday: Our theme for the day was Nifty Numbers and we had centers and activities that were dealing with numbers. We practiced writing our numbers, completed a number match with cut and paste, practiced our three finger grip on the jumbo tweezers and transferred cotton balls across the classroom, and completed a Nn is for nose page at the start up of class. We had two books today: The Ninjabread Man and Aw, Nuts!. The students enjoyed using the jumbo tweezers and moving about the class, we have to keep encouraging the three finger grasp in coloring and writing…please do the same at home!
Tuesday: Nursery Rhymes was our title for the day and we covered a bunch of them. Besides reading and having the students repeat a bunch of nursery rhymes we also had 1 center involving a nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty, where the students dabbed all the dots on Humpty with a Q-tip with paint. We also completed a trace/color/count rectangle page and had our November writing and coloring sample. We also cut/paste and finished our Nigel the Nighttime Owl N craft. Besides reading lots of nursery rhymes to the class we also had the book Noah’s Bark.
Wednesday: Oodles of Noodles! The students enjoyed having our noodle center in which they graphed how many of each color noodle they had and then strung their noodles into a necklace. All seemed to enjoy and asked when we could make more! I told them all soon! Besides our noodle graphing and necklaces we also completed a shape pattern page and practiced our writing with the alphabet and numbers more in quick kits. We had only time for 1 book today which was Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesday.
Thursday: Names! I have the students practice writing their names as much as I can throughout the week and they had lots of practice today as we had 3 centers that is all they had was their name and doing different things with it. The students had their name printed largely on a half piece of paper and were given little foil star stickers to cover up the black lines, these turned out nice. Another page that came home was their first AND last name tracing practice and lastly was a Say It, Build it, Trace It name page. We also have been recognizing our names in class, saying our name, and then spelling our first names aloud. Lately, I have been asking them to say their last names as I will soon have their first and last names on my cards and will have them start spelling aloud both. They started the day with a Veteran’s Day color page for warm up. The two books we had today were: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves and the book Leaves.
We had a good week and please remember to dress your child for the weather as it is changing and our room can be a little chilly especially as the cold weather approaches.
SOME THINGS TO WORK ON AT HOME: LETTER RECOGNITION, NUMBER RECOGNITION, LETTER SOUNDS, CORRECT 3 FINGER GRIP AND CUTTING.
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Have a good weekend!