Hello First Grade Families,
Happy Thursday! We are about finished our second week in first grade. I bet your child is tired- I know I am. We started this week by reviewing the letters and two sight words a day. We reviewed the sounds and added hand movements to each one, to remember the sound. These are the letters that we have learned so far this week- ask you child to explain the movements and sounds!
A – apple- /a/ (hands together like you are holding an apple)
B- bat- /b/ (hands like you are swinging a bat)
C-car- /c/ (rubbing arms like you are cold)
D-dog-/d/ (shovel like you are digging)
E-egg- /e/ (up to your ear like you can’t hear / arm like a slanted dash)
F-fish- /f/ (arms out like you are an airplane flying
G-goat-/g/ (place two fingers on their throat to "feel" the sound.)
H- horse- /h/ (place a hand in front of their mouth and say "/h/" to feel how hot their breath is.)
We practiced the letter and sight word formations using fine motor activities- tweezers and felt, play dough and skywriting. We also applied the sight words and letters to poems, sentences and word searches. We have learned/ reviewed the following sight words this week:
Everyone had a blast! Any extra help learning these at home would be helpful for your reader! You can have them hop each letter to spell the sight word, write it in chalk, air write it before bed, you can put salt or flour on a cookie sheet and they can write out the words.
We also continued to work on our routines and transitions. We started centers in literacy and in math. Ask your child to tell you how we rotate and what we do in each center.
Here are our pictures from the week! Enjoy!