Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11th, 2015

This week, we learned about the letter, "Ll".
L is for Lacing!

And lattes.

Coming back from Christmas break, it was nice to begin with L.  Actually, in classrooms that do not follow the alphabet in ABC order, teachers will often begin the school year with this (followed by T, F, etc.).  This is due to the ease in which the sound can be discriminated and also the simplicity of the printed letter.  This teacher, however, still prefers starting with A.  But, after a long Christmas break, L was very welcome.

This week, we also began our unit on winter.  We read Jan Brett's The Mitten...

...and then we paired mittens.

We played with forest animals in the snow...

...and sent bears to their caves for a long hibernation.

We also spent some time observing grizzly bears in Alaska by accessing several bearcams.

l is for little lamb

Totally unrelated, we had fun with little lambs, too.

I have a growing number of students who are ready to take the next step in their pre-literacy skills.  Each week, we will take the opportunity to create and sound-out words in preparation for kindergarten.  This week, we started with the __AT word family.

We will also have fun crafting our own take-home books each week.

Preschool is hard work!  But, we always make sure to take the time for the most important things.

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