I think I can!

In Language Arts, students listened to the read-aloud “ The Letter I Book” by Moncure. After the story, students were taught to recognize the uppercase “I” and lowercase “i”. They also learned the beginning sound of I. The alphabet activities this past week were pasting igloos on the Letter I. They also created an inchworm out of egg cartons. Language of Instruction (terms/vocabulary) words we used were igloo, insect, interesting, and inch worm. Next week, students will learn about the Letter J.

We also read/sang nursery rhymes related to Thanksgiving: “My Turkey” and “Time to Hide.” Students also enjoyed listening to the read aloud, “How Spider Saved Thanksgiving” by Robert Kraus.

My Turkey
My turkey has five senses.
They wiggle to and fro.
My turkey struts and gobbles.
Wherever he may go.

Time to Hide
(sung to the tune of “Where is Thumbkin?”)
Where’s Tom Turkey?
Where’s Tom Turkey?
Here I am!
Here I am!
Thanksgiving Day is coming!
It’s best if we start running!
Far away!
Hide away!

(Parent tip: While singing this song with your child, encourage little ones to give suggestions for places where the turkeys could hide.)

The Virtue of the Month character education story was the beautiful book “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper. “I think I can! I think I can!” This well-loved classic tale of the Little Blue Engine who is not afraid to try teaches children to never give up and always keep on trying!

In Writing, the students continued to practice writing Letters H and I. Students practiced writing the uppercase “I” and the lowercase “i” on white board strips with dry erase markers.

The Core Knowledge Learning Centers for the week focused on the following skills: Identify Basic Shapes, Describe Pictures in Sequence, and Match Sounds with Pictures.

In Math, we worked on the Number 6 Book. Students practiced writing Numbers 5 and 6. Students also counted 6 shapes on the easel board.

In Social Skills and Autonomy, students played a sorting game that allowed them to sort objects by shape using the egg carton inchworm.

In JumpBunch, students also got to play football! After the usual warm-up song and opening huddle, we discussed the game and asked students to name their favorite football team. Students learned the proper way to hold the football and also did some passing and even running for a touchdown! Finally, we did Hut-Hut-Hike where they learned how to lean over and throw the ball through their legs to another student behind them!

At home: Review Letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I. Borrow from the library “The Little Engine That Could” and talk about why it is so important to work hard and not give up.

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