Friday, January 23, 2015

That's Good, That's Bad!

In Class:
This week in class we read That's Good, That's Bad!


We practiced the initial z sound and talked about what has happened when we have gone to the zoo!

In Apple class, Miss Marcia brought the cutest snacks. We made lions to eat!

Home Activity:
Find which words have the "good" or "bad" /s/ sound. In each box, one word is an s blend word, and the other is not. You can have your child circle the "good" s sound word, and then practice saying each word 10 times. Also, do this multiple times throughout the next week to get maximum practice! Use the words to make stories as well and make sure your kiddos use all their good snake sounds.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Animal Strike at the Zoo!

In Class:
This week in class we read Animal Strike at the Zoo! We focused on the /z/ sound.
We sang Old MacDonald Had A Zoo and talked about what we have seen at the zoo. Some children claimed to have seen some interesting things at the zoo.. but it kept class fun and exciting!

In the APPLE class, Miss Marcia helped us make a zoo snack! We got to pick what animal to put into our "cages" and then eat it all up :)
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Home Activity:
Print off your keys. Color and cut them out. You can print them on cardstock to make them sturdy, and then put a hole in the top of each one and put it on a key ring or tie with string. As your child uses their keys like the zookeepers do, they can practice each initial /z/ word!


Friday, January 9, 2015

A Very Special Snowflake

In Class:
This week in class we read A Very Special Snowflake and practiced our /s/ blend words (s + another consonant like SNow SPoon SWing, etc)! Snowflake is hiding on different pages throughout the book, so we found where she was and described her using our best language and articulation skills!

We sang Little Snowflake by Super Simple Learning and had our snowflakes land on our heads, noses, and hands. 

For Snack in APPLE, we made snowflakes using marshmallows and stick pretzels! During centers we worked on individual language and speech sounds 


Home Activity:
Print (preferably on cardstock) and cut these s blend word cards out. You can choose black and white or color. Play Memory or Go Fish! When you get a match, say the word 5 times with your good /s/ blends!



White Color Bags!

You will be receiving this month's color bags in your child's backpack shortly. Please help your child find one or two things around your home that are WHITE that they can put in their bag and bring to school by January 13. 

 Here is the song we are learning in class and practicing each week for the month of January:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter & Christmas Books!

December is such a busy month at work and at home. Here is a list of the books we read during December! We focused on /s/ and /s/ blends the entire month.

Merry Christmas, Splat!


The Snowy Day


Where oh Where is Santa Claus?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Red Color Bags!

You will be receiving this month's color bags in your child's backpack shortly. Please help your child find one or two things around your home that are RED that they can put in their bag and bring to school by Dec. 9. 

 Here is the song we are learning in class and practicing each week for the month of December:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

In Class:
This week in class we read Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp and practiced our /s/ blend words (s + another consonant like STomp SPoon SWing, etc)!

We sang Here Come the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner (this is a huge hit!). During centers, we did a small group language/artic activity with dinosaurs. We took turns building the 3 magnetic dinosaurs and finding which one it matched with on the board. Then we learned some fun facts about each dinosaur. We described what they looked like, what they eat, and what they did in the book. We also practiced saying their names!



Home Activity:
Make your own dinosaur book! There are two book pages on each printed page so print and cut them all in half. Assemble them and staple together with My Dinosaur Book as the cover. Go through the book with your child and have them find all the items on each page. Have your child color the items hiding in each picture after they say each /s/ blend word 3 times. Help them remember to get their snake sound! You can cue by making a snake go up your arm with your index finger while you make the ssssss sound. Practice this book every day- it is great practice!!!