Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Letter A

This week our theme letter is A. We been learning about apples and continued that theme this week. But we also did some other things.
We brainstormed all the things we could think of that start with Aa.

We sorted Aa words from the Mm words we learned last week.

We also learned about alligators this week since our zoo phonics character for Aa is Ally Alligator.
We learned this cute poem "alligator pie" which I saw from Jessica over at Room 36 and then we made alligator pie. The kids loved this yummy treeat! Get my Alligator Pie pages HERE and HERE.

We read about alligators and then recalled what we learned and  made a can/have/are chart. The kids followed along and  filled theirs out on the carpet as I filled in our big chart.I had to laugh when one of my kids answered that alligators are "blood pressure medicine" LOL. He meant cold-blooded.

Here's our completed charts:

You can get a free copy of the kids chart HERE.
We compared and contrasted two alligator books. "There's an alligator under my bed" and "alligators." One is a fiction book, the other non fiction. We added them to our fiction/non fiction chart. The kids are getting good at telling the difference on their own and identifying the books correctly.

Here are some of our show and tells from this week:

Some books we loved this week:

There is also a great youtube video to go with this book HERE.

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