Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 2 of B and Bears

We started out the day with drawing the letter B on a marker board. As you can see, they didn't do too bad!
Something that I like to do throughout the week when we are not in "school" is to find teaching opportunities while we are doing every day things. There were several times this week when I found the opportunity to talk about the letter B, or the sound it makes. If we put on a brown sweater, I would say "This is a brown sweater! What letter does brown start with?" Or when they were getting ready to go to dance glass, and we packed their ballet shoes, I said "What letter does Ballerina start with?" etc.
After drawing the letter B, we went to the chalk board and we listed some words that start with the letter B. I had to draw them, because if I just wrote the word, they wouldn't be able to read it. So it took some drawing on my part, but it was kind of fun, and they loved the pictures! As we drew the pictures we wrote the words underneath, and found the letter B at the beginning of each. This activity also helped them come up with words that make the B sound on their own. When they would say a word that didn't start with B, like "candy" I would say "Bandy? Does candy start with a B?" They would laugh and think it was SO funny, and say no.
We read "Goldilocks and the 3 bears."
Then we went on a field trip through the house looking for Big, Middle sized, and Little things, just like the bears had with their bowl, chairs and beds.
This is what we found...Books, Balls, Bowls, Spoons, and Keys.
Lastly we did a worksheet on the letter B. It has taken some time to get used to the concept of tracing letters, but I think Tessa has finally gotten it.

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