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This week's activities centered around the book Snowmen at Night (Caralyn Buehner).
5 Minute Day
My older kids wrote words from the book Snowmen at Night (Caralyn Buehner) that had their target. My Kinders glued pictures with their sound in the snowflakes. This sheet came from For His Glory's companion packet. The kids took this sheet home for homework.
Winter Idioms was the topic this week, and SLPRunner's Winter Figurative Language was perfect for introducing this group of idioms.
The game was expanded on Thursday: an idiom card was turned over, he had to find the definition and use it in a sentence. I used CloudOn to write the sentence as he said it, then he read the sentence, determined if it was correct, and, if it wasn't, we worked together to fix it.
Craftivity of the Week:
My preschoolers made this cute little Snowman Craft (FREE!) from Funky Fresh Firsties to work on sequencing, following directions, "on", and artic.
The original snowman didn't have eyes, but she insisted that hers had to have them!
In addition to the craftivity, the snowman/boy page from Cut, Sort, & Glue (Miss Speechie) targeted categorizing, producing complete sentences, and answering "who" questions.
Snowman Race (also from the packet from For His Glory) was enjoyed by my students.
My Kinders on Thursday were going to play the game after we read the book, but I've gotta be honest here: I was tired, and I just didn't feel like checking to make sure they were moving the right number and taking their turn. So, I printed off some snowmen from dltk and let them daub the circles after saying a couple of words. I think they enjoyed that more than they would have enjoyed the game, anyway.
The week went by way too fast, even for a short one! I can't believe the first month of 2015 is almost history.
What did you do last week or what do you have planned next week? Don't forget to link up!