We had a great week talking about the letter Ii! Here is a snapshot…
On Tuesday our theme was Igloos and Ice cubes. In morning centers, the kids counted cotton balls into ice cube trays using tweezers, they painted on ice, and they painted an igloo using Duplo blocks. In afternoon centers the kids used click fidgets to make shapes, they matched numbers with corresponding dots on plastic popsicles, and they used round magnets on an igloo with both the upper and lowercase i’s. We finished the day by doing a winter themed count the room. The kids had to find the pictures on their paper around the room and count how many of each object there was and write the number. This is a great activity for both counting and writing!
On Wednesday our theme was Indoor Ice Skating. The kids were also able to ‘ice skate’ during their big room time. In morning centers, the kids worked on adding, they decorated a skate, and they cut and glued uppercase letters to match lowercase letters written on mittens. In the afternoon the kids rotated through specials learning Spanish, sign language, zoo phonics, and science/math. After specials the kids laced the skate that they had decorated during centers and finishing coloring. We ended the day with chapel and the story of Joseph and his colorful coat. The kids got to decorate a huge coat with tissue paper, ask them about it!
On Thursday the theme was Ice Cream. In morning centers, the kids worked on an ice cream themed I spy, they sorted ice cream cones by size, and colored, cut, and glued an ice cream cone of their own. (Those will come home on Tuesday). In the afternoon the kids were finally able to eat their ice cream with sprinkles! (They asked all morning when they got to eat it 🙂 We also read the book ‘Should I Share My Ice Cream?’ by Mo Willams and used giant orange cones to share their own scoop of ice cream (a balloon) with each other. I posted pictures on Group Me in case you missed it. We ended the day with art. The kids cut and glued their igloo from Tuesday and decorated an eskimo with their pictures on it. This is one of my favorite projects, they always turn out really cute!
Thank you to everyone who came to conferences. It’s always great to be able to talk about your child and his/her progress!!
Next week we will talk about the letter X. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.