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Posted: November 29, 2016

Wow - we are moving right along and the children are beginning to learn sight words and read leveled books!  They are doing a great job. Our sight word of the week last week was "am". There are lots of ways to keep reinforcing this at home. Some examples are writing it on paper, on the computer, in flour, etc. You can also spell it while clapping, stomping, jumping and so on.   This weeks sight word: "is".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqqQsHKPKIg(link is external)   (Practice the word "is")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA59tZZgses(link is external)     (Practice the word "am")

Posted: November 24, 2016

We love Elephant and Piggie stories. We read a few extra because it is Ee day today. One of the stories was called Elephants Cannot Dance (but we found out Gerald actually can!). We had to take some time to go to Mo Willems site and do this dance game:  http://www.pigeonpresents.com/dancegame/ Funny!

Posted: November 24, 2016

We have seen the letter e everywhere today! Our Zoophonics animal is Ellie Elephant so we read elephant information books and watched a few video clips to learn about these enormous animals. We wished we lived close to the zoo so we could ride on an elephant (like Mrs. Hendry and her granddaughter Annabelle did!). Here is the link for the E Story Bot song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2q2mq5KOmo(link is external) And Ellie's friend Eddie's egg song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXcpYuhtPz8(link is external) We stomped our feet and swung our "trunks" to this Hap Palmer Elephant song video. You may want to check it out with your child:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsDbneWFJ8(link is external)    

Posted: November 22, 2016

The Story Bots got us ready for the letter R r today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJe70FE85is Here is an old Sesame Street R video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXTvwdWQ17M We watched this one since it has the words too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0glomgHzv4  Mrs. Hendry showed thechildren how to draw a rabbit but this may be a better way -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM1tYHJTz7E

The children had fun with their wooden number bars, checking out which combinations would be the same length as a longer bar or finding which color combination would be the same length as another combination. This website has the virtual bars (also know as Cuisinaire rods) for some online fun. Can your child tell you the addition sentence? Maybe they can make their fingers match the colors? Hint: A white block is equal to 1, a red is 2... http://www.mathplayground.com/mathbars.html  The button at the bottom can turn the numbers on for you - try it both ways.

Did you know there really are Umbrella Birds?! Check out these videos: An actual Umbrella Bird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZVocLe8kBs(link is external)  The Umbrella Bird song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkz-nlN5kM8(link is external)          We learned that the Letter U is a "Hard Worker" - it makes 2 sounds - the sound at the start of umbrella and its letter name. Hear them both when the Story Bots sing "Unstoppable U": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCwiFQh3BZk(link is external)  Can you read some of these words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lyXMgkk9E&list=PLe5MVpQEpecY5uygy1tYsDM...(link is external) 

Posted: November 17, 2016

Posted: November 10, 2016

Trenton and Skylar did a great job laying a wreath, representing our class today at the Remembrance Day Ceremony. We had great singers in the choir too!

Listen for all the /ch/ sounds in the words in this video!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky81MwcLrXE&nohtml5=False

On "Between The Lions" we found "Cliff Hanger and The Chuckling Chickens" - we had a chuckle too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA_yUbom-tE&nohtml5=False

Of course we had to look at the spellings of words with ch at the beginning!  Check out this link for those: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4boeHjr-JWU&nohtml5=False

Posted: November 9, 2016

How could I resist the classic Cookie Monster song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8mB6VsUHw(link is external) and the Story Bots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDnzj88O6aQ(link is external) We practiced spelling cat and tomorrow we will watch this car video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frRcDMGdTWM(link is external) But be careful! we found out that C is a copycat letter! It copies Kayo Kangaroo's /k/ sound but it also copies Sammy Snake's /s/ sound! And it makes a different sound when it is with the letter h, in words like chair, check, cheek...can you think of more? Tricky!

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