Friday, April 24, 2015

Mike and the Bike

In Class:
This week in class we read:

We targeted final /k/ again. This book also has a lot of rhyming in it. We used this opportunity to talk about bike safety as well. If your kids came home telling you "$17 at Walmart!" that's because I told them that I bought my son a helmet at Walmart for that price.

Home Activity:
Print this page and cut out the pictures. Glue the target words (sock, cake, rake, book, lock, fork) to the back of the bike cards. Lay the cards with the bike face up to make a matching game. Choose two cards per turn. If you don't get a match, say each target word 3 times. If you get a match, say the match target word 10 times!! Make sure to remind your kiddos to get their tongue back and make a good /k/ sound.

Friday, April 17, 2015

My Truck is Stuck!

In Class:
This week in class we read My Truck is Stuck!

This book is great for targeting s blends as well as final k, and many kiddos are working on both of those! It can be hard to find in libraries, but Walmart does carry it online.

We played with trucks in a sensory bin full of rice so we could make them get "stuck!" You could also do this at home with rice, beans, sand, etc.

At Home:
Print out the trucks (preferably on cardstock) and color them. You can put them in your sensory bin if you make one, or drive them on the road provided or around the house. Have them get stuck and say "My truck is stuck!!!!" Make sure your kiddos get their good /k/ sounds (remind them to get their tongue back) and s blend (show them the snake motion). Have fun getting stuck!

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Grumpy Dump Truck

In Class:
This week in class we read The Grumpy Dump Truck! (My APPLE class read My Truck is Stuck, we will be reading the Grumpy Dump Truck in a few weeks)

This book can be kind of hard to find, but some libraries have it. Walmart also has it. We read it to find out why the dump truck was so grumpy. We talked about things that make us grumpy, and what we do to feel better.

At Home:
Print off a copy of the dump truck. Color it in and make it your own! Is it grumpy or happy?? Print and cut out the target word pictures. Glue the pictures inside (or around) the dump truck. Say each word 5 times, and then say a sentence about each word, before gluing it on. Once they are all in the dump truck, make up a story about all the items in your dump truck!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fish Out of Water

In Class:
This week in class we read Fish Out of Water!

This is an OOOOLD book that came out in the 60's. It is so cute, and the kids absolutely loved it! We talked about why the fish kept growing and predicted what the boy could do as Otto got bigger and bigger. We practiced the /sh/ sound while reading the story.

At Home:
Print off two copies of this large fish, preferably on cardstock. Glue, staple or tape along the edges but leave an opening at the top, big enough to fit the target word cards in. Print off the target words and cut them out. As you practice the target words (at the word, sentence, or story level), put them inside the fish when you're done. Have fun!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Purple Color Bags!

Please help your child find one or two things around your home that are PURPLE that they can put in their bag and bring to school by April 14th.

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