|The "Family Tree" that holds photographs of our families|
|What can you make with shapes?|
|Practicing fine motor skills using gems and tweezers on an alphabet race|
|Spelling our names with magnetic letters|
We are continuing to explore literacy through reading books like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
We also learned how to do Read to Self last week, which we will do every day during literacy time. This used to be known as "Silent Sustained Reading" or "Drop Everything in Read" back when I was in school! But we've since learned that young students need to talk, sing, and use their voice to sound out words while they read, so we don't emphasize the "silent" part anymore. This week we practiced finding a private spot to read, picking out a book, and reading in one of three ways (reading the pictures, reading the words, or retelling a familiar story). We also do partner reading on Fridays, which gives kids a chance to talk about books with their peers!