Saturday, October 23, 2010

Letter of the Week

Our Scott Foresman Reading series introduces a new letter each week. When I saw what my good friend, Suzan was doing over at for her letter of the week, I had to get busy! Well, my husband had to get busy to build this amazing mailbox for me first. Thank you to Mr. Hicks! This is the third week my class has received their package from The Alphabet Garden and they are loving it!
Thank you, Suzan- you inspire me into exhaustion!  :)

I wonder what the letter is this week?

Our "letter" is from the letter Pp!
Our envelope had a pumpkin in it!

...and a pencil

...a tiny little piglet

and a popsicle stick!
Now we will look for the letter Pp
all over our room this week! 
Where will we find him next?!
We are also learning how to sign all of our letters and a word beginning with that letter.

Pp looks like your fingers are walking and your thumb is trying to hang on! 

I've got it!

This one is a little tricky!

Now we are playing the piano!

We sound out words with the /p/ sound in it using "fingers and a notebook".
Does /p/ come at the beginning, middle or end of  the word?

We stand under the Coconut Tree from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (see the letters on the tree) and act out the Read Well Alphabet Chant. 

 A says /a/
 Ant on a Apple
 A   a    a

 T says /t/
Turtle on the Tightrope
T    t     t

All of our literacy centers for the week focus on the letter of the week -computer (Starfall), handwriting, phonics, comprehension and fluency. We do create some of our own activities for the literacy centers but the majority of our work comes from these websites:
The activities from these websites integrate necessary skills that directly correlate to Scott Foresman.  The work connects the letter of the week, the sight words for this unit and target skills such as recognizing the characters and setting in a story or distinguishing the difference between real and make-believe.  

We also make a letter Pp page for our Alphabet Book. We use the Read Well Alphabet Chant for our Alphabet Book patterns.  Our Pp page will be Policeman in the Park. 

P says /p/!

I've got it!

P says /p/!

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