Sunday, May 18, 2014

Colors! (L, M, N and 28)

Our theme this week was "Colors" and we focused on the number 28, and reviewed the letters L, M and N.

We read this week: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
                              Roy G. Biv Is Mad At Me Because I Love Pink by Nancy Guettier
                              The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Dewalt
                              LMNO Peas by Keith Baker
                              Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Our question of the week was "What color is your house?"

For our theme of the week, we made our own Rainbow fish!

Coloring outside on the sidewalk with chalk was super fun!

We wrote in journals about our favorite colors.

We played "I have, who has?" with colors. I love this game, because it teaches my kids that they have to pay attention to the question being asked. Then they have to make sure that they are answering the question.

Using a the letter clues in the picture's key, we colored a picture of a clown. This came from the Ultimate Skill Builder.

Using some cups, water and food dye, we also experimented with color mixing. I found this idea on Pinterest here, it was so cool to see how excited the kids were about experimenting. We talked about primary and secondary colors, which they haven't had a lot of exposure to.

(al of our pretty colors mixed together. Yuck.

Our song of the week was "Great Big Rainbow". 
(C) Jean Warren

For our number,  I made these worksheets that reinforce the one to one concept. The kids practice writing the number and have to color a square for each picture that they see.

The class also worked on their writing of the number and the word for 28.

For our letter activities, we reviewed writing and finding the letters that we are talking about; L, M, and N. These pages came from Letters for Little Learners.

The letter of the week books have pages that you can make into a book. I picked from both to get my "favorites". Each week, we work on some of these pages, and each child at the end will have an alphabet book. I like to do these pages, because not only do they get more practice writing the letter, but they also have to finish the sentence on the page, which is really cool. It gets them thinking!
This week the "L" page came from Book 1, the "M" page came from Book 1, and the "N" page came from Book 2.

We also worked more on recognizing our review letters in the tongue twisters from Alphabet and Counting. We used this book to turn our letters into fun animals, but on the pages is also a little tongue twister. I printed it large and made a picture, then laminated them with contact paper. Using wet erase markers, we take turns finding the letters that are hidden!

We kept working on our sight words! Every morning we go over around 10 of them. Once we've mastered them, they will go on our sight word wall! So exciting! We're working our way through the 220 Dolch sight word list.

Speaking of sight words, from Confessions of a HomeSchooler, I got these great sight word pages. We continued this week with the words "like" and "me".

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