With our "dusting of snow"on Friday,the girls returned to school talking, with excitement, about their snow experiences. We made some "real"snow for the tactile table and the girls are having fun creating winter scenes and stories. One of the activities they enjoyed the most were having snowball fights with their families; so, we decided to create snowballs in the classroom too!We spread the clay on our table and each girl made a round snowball (using lots of fine motor practice! )We then painted each snowball with white paint and covered them with a glitter that sparkles like real snow. We will hang them in the windows along with our watercolor winter trees and feel like we are in the middle of a beautiful winter wonderland,We love our "snowy look" and the feel of winter.Of course, we cant have winter without wearing warm mittens. Our "M"activity helped us learn about "pairs" of things and we painted mittens and traced the letter "M" to reinforce recognition and sound of the letter. The letter "H" is also reviewed this week as we made a sign telling us where a hospital would be located,
Our Benchmark Phonics program continues each week helping the girls to recognize and hear rhyme. The activities are fun, and we hope you are enjoying the activities we are including in their yellow folders for support in the literacy skills we are working on in the classroom.. In journal writing we are working with sight words it,and, the, and is. Sight words are part of our daily "morning message" to the class and the girls are beginning to incorporate these words when writing in their journals. The girls writing of their names and the work we are seeing in their journal writing continues to develop as the girls gain maturity and development in their writing skills.