Bendemolina an American "silly story"
Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield
Curious George and the Firefighters by Margret and H.A. Reys
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
Our question of the week was "What do you think Mom does at work?" The kids really love answering these questions.
For our theme of the week, we talked about the different people that help our community be successful, really focusing on fire safety and prevention.
We played community helper bingo. I made the game board and found pictures of various jobs (teacher, paramedic, police, crossing guard, store cashier, judge, chef, etc). The kids had to color the pictures, cut them out and then glue them onto the board. It's a great activity for fine motor and then we get to play a game!
I found on Pinterest last year the idea for turning a hand print into "5 Little Firefighters".
We talked about stopping, dropping and rolling... and practiced. That was a lot of fun. =]
The fire truck and firefighters from a local station came to visit us. The kids loved it. They got to talk to the firefighters, see them with their gear on and go in the truck! They came through the school afterward to see all the classrooms and I'd never seen my class so shy! It was hilarious.
The next day we wrote about saying thank you when people do something special for us, so we wrote thank you notes to the firefighters.
We had a Grandparent's breakfast and our visiting Grandparents helped us use dot paint to decorate 911. We talked about the number, when to use it and especially when not to.
"This is and Oval, this is an Oval,
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It is long on one end,
And short on the other,
It's an oval, it's an oval."
And drawing ovals and squares with this worksheet or a cute egg-headed man.
When we worked on our number activities, we practiced writing the number and word for the number.
I made these worksheets that reinforces the one to one concept. They kids practice writing the number and have to color a square for each picture that they see.
Up next week: The letter Ff, the number 3, octagon and "Falling for Fall".