We learned all the sounds of the Alphabet, we learned to write them and read them and say them upside-down, sideways and inside-out . We really immersed ourselves in the letter of the week by eating foods that started with that letter, went on letter hunts around the classroom and at home, made them with play dough and traced them in our rice pan and on our touch screen laptop. So we decided to celebrate our big accomplishment by having an Alphabet party! Each student brought something from home in a zip lock back that started with the letters they were responsible for. Then at school we match the letters with their sounds and objects. We also made crowns with our favorite alphabet letter and of course we ate alphabet cereal. Check out the pictures below to see what we did!
April was all about Patterns. We are all patterned out! We made patterns with noodles, cereal, blocks, shapes and colors! Our favorite thing to do was go on a nature walk and look for patterns in nature. Learning about patterns is not only fun but very important in developing important skills such as prediction, repetition, and recognition. It also helps children use their decoding skills to decide what comes next. The students were so creative when making their bean, corn and noodle pattern plates. Below you can see the thought they put into each circle they made.