Peek at My Week Winter week 2
We are full steam ahead for the new year. This week has been packed full of many fun and new learning experiences.
Now that we are heading into the second half of our school year we have started our breakout groups. We pull a small group of children for one on one support based on their learning goals. This week our break out groups worked on numbers from 1 to 10 using Building a Snowman Number Center (TNB).
Small Group Activities
Building print awareness with this fun hands on winter sorting game. Children sorted cards with pictures, letters and words.
Beginning letter sound sorting using the freebie Let's Learn Some Letter Sounds (TNB).
Snowman letter stamping.
We add clean mud for the sensory table where children discovered that they could mold snowmen out of it.
Clean Mud Recipe
4 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft TP
2 bars of ivory soap
Children created penguins with clay. These penguins will be a long term winter project. Once dry the children will paint them with glaze and they will fired in the kiln.
Children also created these fabulous penguins in the creative art studio.
Winter Week 2
Learning about Winter and Martin Luther King Jr.
Polar Bear Facts
Reading I have a Dream and The Mitten
Introduce New Letter H and Review letter P and F
Counting to 1 to 10 using one-to-one correspondence
Exploring ice and frost
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Make Writing Fun
Young children need to be provided with many different and fun ways to explore the world of writing.
As children acquire the written world it is important for us to give them many opportunities through out the day to express ideas and create drawings. When you give them experiences like glow writing and slime write you will see that your instructional writing time is paying off.
This is always one of our classroom favorites we turn our light table center into a glow writing table. If you have children that avoid the writing table this one will definitely draw them in.
Here is what you will need to get a glow table up and running.
Find an area in your room that can accommodate a large appliance box if you do not have a loft. This way you can curtain off the box so over head light is at a minimum. Attach the lights to the top of the box with double stick tape. Have children use clipboards for writing on.
When we return from winter break we always change out all of the markers through out the classroom and place all of the old markers with a fresh batch of snow white slime for the slime writing table. This table is a yearly hit.
What are some of your favorite ways to spice up the writing process in your classroom?
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.