Sunday, March 24, 2013

Vegetable Soup Sequencing.

Sequencing: Seed to Soup

After reading Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert, we cut out the steps of growing vegetables and making vegetable soup.  We glued them on our sentence strip in the correct sequence and practiced writing our letter Vv!

Vv fun!

Fun times making Vv's out of cubes and blocks!



Vv for Vegetables!

 This week we learned all about Vegetables!  We learned that some vegetables grow above the ground like lettuce, peas, and cauliflower and some grow underground like potatoes, carrots and onions!

We talked about our favorite vegetable and wrote either "underground" or "above ground" on our paper.  We then drew a picture of our favorite vegetable and wrote the word using our phonetics.

2 fun books we read this week!

Letter Order & Review

Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu- Time for review!

In this center, we cut out letters that were out of order, and glued them onto paper in the correct order.  This was a bit of a review from the past few weeks. We still have so much sickness in school, so I thought it was time for a quick review!

  After, we practiced letter formation by writing these letters on paper and on our white board.  We  reviewed their sounds and found words in books with these initial sounds.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St.Patrick's Day!

We had a sneaky little leprechaun visit our school this week!  He left us gold coins and did some silly mischievous tricks in our classroom!   He also left Ms.Kristy a note saying he hid the letter Uu Under things in our classroom and we needed to find them!  The kids had a lot of fun searching our classroom for the letter Uu.  I get such a kick out of the kiddos reactions to leprechauns in our school!  :-)  Seriously wish the whole day could be video taped!  Every little thing that happens is somehow the leprechaun's  fault!!

I am Unique

There are only so many things as a teacher you can come up with that are fun and creative using the letter Uu!  The one thing I LOVE teaching each year is the word "unique"

Typically the children have never heard of the word before and they all think it sounds "cool"  :)

I read a few books that I read in the beginning of the year about making friends and how each of us are different.    Chrysanthemum, What I like about Me, and Giraffes Can't Dance.

I then read to them the definition of unique from a children's dictionary

  Something or someone unlike anything or anyone else. Very special. One of a kind.

We talked about how we are unique.  We discussed the meaning of being one of a kind.  It's a great lesson for TK'ers as they are just 5 months away from heading off to Kindergarten where they will meet 20 something other unique kiddos!

I tied the letter Uu formation in by having the kids use the letter Uu for their eyes, nose, and mouth.  From there they created themselves...  unique, one of a kind, very special kids.

Under my Umbrella

In this writing center we thought about what we were going to draw under our umbrella.  We could choose anything we wanted to draw, the only rule is we needed to think on our own and not just pick what our friends said.  

After we drew our pictures we filled in the sentence "Under my umbrella I see_______"

From Rain drops to Lightning McQueen, we had some fun responses!