Hi Parents,

We had a fun week learning about the letter ‘Ff.’ Here is a snapshot…

On Tuesday our theme was ‘frogs.’ In morning centers, the kids hopped on lily pads with numbers and said the number, they stamped their names under a lily pad, and they used rice bins with frogs and bugs in them. In afternoon centers the kids fed a ‘frog’ bugs with tweezers, they drew on LED pads, and they practiced rainbow writing their names. We ended the day with a directed drawing. I gave step by step instructions of how to draw a frog. These turned out so cute! I cut them out and the kids glued them on the lily pad with their name stamped on it.

On Wednesday the theme was ‘farm.’ In morning centers, the kids rolled the dice and ‘picked berries’ (pom poms) with tweezers and put them in baskets, they made fence patterns with popsicle sticks, and they completed a creative writing about what would be in their own barn on the farm. They wrote the name of the animal and then drew a picture of the animal in the barn. In the afternoon we had our first day of specials. From now on, every Wednesday afternoon the kids will rotate through all 4 classes and learn, sign language with Mrs. Leslie, zoo phonics with Mrs. Brenda, Spanish with myself and Mrs. Veronica, and math/science with Mrs. Brandi. We ended our day with ‘who am I’ riddles that had a farm theme.

On Thursday our theme was ‘farm’ again. In morning centers, the kids worked on zig zag cutting sheets, they wrote the upper and lowercase letters, and they used kinetic sand with zoo and farm animals. They had to separate the zoo and farm animals, then could play with them in the sand. In the afternoon we completed a farm themed follow directions activity. The kids listened while I gave directions about what to color. We will do this again at the end of the year to see if you child has improved! We ended the day with art. The kids did a Q-tip painting of a pig and chick on the farm.

Next week we will talk about the letter R. Looking forward to it! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Take Care,