January 14, 2013

Snowboys & Snowgirls

Today, we started our new Letter of the Week, Oo, and talked about how it is one of those tricky vowels that makes two sounds.  Ask your kiddo if he/she can tell you (and show you with sign language) Oo's two different sounds.
  We read the book:
Snowmen at Night
In art/literacy, we made these darling snowmen out of torn paper.  (I saw this idea on Pinterest.)  We asked each child what their snowman (or snowgirl) did at night, and we got some pretty awesome responses!  Check out the one below:
Isn't that super cute?!
For math, we worked on size discrimination (from Royal Baloo), and most kids have a good handle on this.  We gave them several snowmen, which they placed in the small, medium or large boxes.
In literacy, we worked on matching uppercase letters (on snowman's buttons) to lowercase letters (on snowman's hat).  This was an optional activity, but I was happy to see that many children wanted to play! :)
We also had a felt snowman set available for the kiddos to play with.  I heard some pretty funny stories during playtime!  Bonus - I even got to quiz them on the name of the bird that's on one snowman's hat!
Hope you're having a marvelous Monday!


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