What is “G”?

In Language Arts, students learned about the uppercase “G” and lowercase “g”. We also learned the beginning sound of G. For arts and crafts, students glued goats on the Letter G.  Preschoolers loved their “Glittering G” art activity! They were very proud of their work!

We also listened to the “Letter G Story” and the “G Sound Box” by Moncure.  Little G placed objects that start with G in his box. Language of Instruction (terms/vocabulary) words we used were glitter, gorgeous, green, great, goat, and gopher. Students had fun playing the “Gopher Game.”  We also read several nursery rhymes and did the following fingerplays: “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,” “Squirrel, Squirrel,” and “Community Helpers.”

In Writing, students continued to practice writing Letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Students practiced writing the uppercase “G” and the lowercase “g” on white board strips with dry erase markers. Next week, students will be learning about the Letter H.

In Math, we worked on the Number 5 Book. Students practiced writing Number 5, in addition to reviewing and practicing writing numbers 3 and 4. In Science, students learned the concept of morning, afternoon, and night during Core Knowledge Center Time at the white board easel. In Social Studies, we talked about the importance of having a home, a family, and the need for food.

In JumpBunch, it was soccer week! We wanted to work on the fundamentals of soccer, plus have a fun time with this incredible sport. Each student was provided with a soft soccer ball. We reviewed some basic rules, such as “Do we use our feet or our hands?” Or “how do we stop a soccer ball on the field?” The coach then demonstrated the dribble and off everyone went, having such an awesome time with their soccer balls! The students maneuvered their balls around cones that were set up, and passed their ball off to another child. The Fitness Course and closing huddle completed the exercise. Ask your child to show you how to dribble a soccer ball!

Students listened to the Virtue of the Month character education story, “The Three Little Pigs.” This story helped students understand the importance of doing your best, working hard and smart, and doing what you know is right.

At home: Review Letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Practice writing Number 5. Ask your child to recite the poem “Five Little Pumpkins” and the song “Community Helpers”.

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are bats in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run, let’s run!”
The fifth one said, “Isn’t Halloween fun?”
Then Wooooo went the wind
And OUT went the lights
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Community Helpers
(Sing to the tune of “Where is Thumbkin?”)

Where is firefighter? Where is firefighter?
At the station. At the station.
Ready to fight fires. Ready to fight fires.
And keep us safe. And keep us safe.

Continue with these lines:

Where is doctor? At the hospital, ready to bandage us, and make us well.
Where is police officer? At the station, ready to fight crime, and keep us safe.
Where is librarian? At the library, ready to read to us, and find us books.
Where is mail carrier? At the post office, ready to sort mail, to bring to us.
Where is teacher? At the school, ready to teach us lots, and care for us.
Where is pilot? At the airport, ready to fly the plane, and take us places.
Where is farmer? At the farm, ready to plant crops, to give us food.
Where is tailor? At his shop, ready to hem pants, and sew us clothes.
Where is waitress? At the restaurant, ready to take orders, and serves us food.
Where is builder? At the house, ready to hammer nails, and build the house.
Where is bus driver? On the road, ready to drive the bus, and take us home.

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