Saturday, October 22, 2011


This week we learned about the letter Aa.
We read Life in an Ocean
We learned to blend letter sounds to read words.

(from Julie Lee)

Sight words and color words.

Sight Words

Initial Sounds

Letter Writing

Nonstandard Measurement

We practiced writing the Letter Aa
(Steps to Literacy Kit)

We finished book 2 this week.

We compared names

We ordered our names by the number of letters.

We answered questions of the day  to make our apple glyph.

Are you a boy or girl?
boy-black stem
girl-brown stem

Which apple is your favorite?
color of apple

Have you ever been to an apple orchard?
yes - 2 leaves
no - 1 leaf
Then we labeled the parts of an apple

We compared Johnny Appleseed to Farmers.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monster Madness Part 2

More Monster Centers for Review
(From Julie Lee)

Color Words:


Match # to set:

Sight Words:

Letter Writing:

We reviewed Dig, Dig, Digging:

We labeled a digger and put our data in a single venn.

October Calendar & Calendar Data:
(Calendar markers from Bridges Math)

We read Chrysanthemum and made our name sticks.

Then we made a dot graph for our data.
(We used a bingo dotter)


Sunday, October 9, 2011


I found this handwriting tape set several years ago.  I love it.
It fits the bill for our required scientific based program.

It comes with letter trace cards.  They are laminated and meant
to be used with a dry erase marker.  I run them off on copy paper-
my kids use their crayons instead of dry erase markers.  We use
the same page all week - on Friday they take it home. 

After we have listened and followed the directions on the tape,
we follow up with handwriting practice sheet. 
Here is the link to the handwriting pages I use:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Monster Madness

(from Julie Lee)
Color Words

Initial Sounds

Letter Recognition

Sight Words

Matching #'s to set




On Friday we used our ? of the day data to make monster glyphs:

We analyzed our data:

Magic Growing Animals
Day 2 (I forgot to take a picture on Day 1)

Day 3:

Day 5:

Recording Sheet:
(I adapted this from one I saw on the internet-
can't remember where I got it from)

Build It:

Roll and Record:

Inventory Bags: