We had a great week with the letter Hh! Here’s a snapshot…
On Tuesday our theme was Hearts and we all wore hearts! In morning centers, the kids graphed with conversation hearts, they worked on a beginning sound match, and they hole punched hearts. In afternoon centers the kids played with some new people magnets that I just got, used kinetic sand with heart cookie cutters, and laced plates with hearts in the middle. The lacing was a fun challenge! We ended the day by doing a count the room. First, the kids had to find the letter on the wall that matched the letters on their page, then they had to count the hearts in the 10 frames. Finally, they had to write the number on their papers. The kids are getting better at recognizing and writing numbers!
On Wednesday our theme was crazy Hair and Hat day. In morning centers, the kids spun a spinner and counted buttons on to crazy hair, (a toilet paper roll with a face on it and pipe cleaners glued to the top for the hair) they followed the lines and cut hair on worksheets, and they cut out hats and decorated them with paint dabbers and cotton balls. In the afternoon the kids rotated through specials learning Spanish, zoo phonics, sign language and math/science. We ended the day by finishing a color by number that was started in morning centers. We also attended chapel where the kids sang several old songs like ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and ‘The B-I-B-L-E.’
On Thursday our theme was Home sweet Home. In morning centers, the kids cut and glued words that start with H on to a house, they made a house out of colored shapes, and they did some adding with little red cups. In afternoon centers the kids built houses with blocks, built with LEGO’s, and wrote and said their phone numbers and addresses. This was hard for them but a great way to get them to start to understand how their address works and where they live. We ended our day with art and the kids made calming bottles. They started with a bottle of water and soap and filled it with glitter, sequins, pom poms, etc. When you shake it, it looks like a sparkly snow globe. The kids were really excited to make these!!
Next week we will bring in March with the letter Dd. Looking forward to it!