We have had a busy and fun first few weeks in Kindergarten! I wanted to share a little of what we have been up to! First is photos from the first day of school! Parents–if you’d like a digital copy of the photo just ask and I’d be happy to send it to you!
The next set of photos are all from the Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM lesson! Last week we started off by reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. The students helped me read the repetitive parts of this classic alphabet story! Next, I had them help me read the anchor chart to put letters and names up the tree that I had written out beforehand on post its. This is helpful both for letter recognition and beginning to learn the names in our class.
The last part was the highlight of the lesson–the day before I had prepped the balloons with the help of one of our awesome aides and rolled up letters of the alphabet (one per balloon) and hid it in another room. The class was so surprised to see the two GIANT black trash bags full of balloons! After explaining the rules, they each got to pick one balloon and try and pop it and see what letter was inside. I went around with scissors to help–it was loud but so much FUN! After all the balloons were popped and letters retrieved, I talked about how in the story the letters all fall off the coconut tree and get mixed up, just like the letters in the balloons. The class helped put the alphabet back together by putting up their letter in ABC order. This was such a fun and exciting way to review the alphabet!
Be on the lookout for more posts soon about what is happening in our class!
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