|Three-period lesson with Puzzle Words (sight words).
Read more about the ‘Three-Period Lesson’ by clicking on the caption above.
|Grading the Touch Tablets from rough to smooth. This activity not only promotes lightness of touch needed for writing but it also refines tactile discrimination.|
|Pouring into four cups. The children are really drawn to this work – I think it’s the tiny size and beautiful, blue glass!|
|Geography and Culture: Exploring pictures of Australia.|
|Sketching and watercolor painting our blooming amaryllis plant.|
|Fine-motor practice using a strawberry huller to transfer silver pom-poms.|
|Living or Non-Living sorting.|
|Word-building with the Moveable Alphabet.|
|Transition from writing to reading: Here, the child has been introduced to the manuscript Moveable Alphabet because he is now able to read words. Children who work with the cursive letters are able to sound out each letter but are not necessarily able to read the words back. This material is introduced when the child is reading and can therefore, read the words back to me once they have written them with the (manuscript) letters. The pictures, which are not used with the cursive Moveable Alphabet writing lessons, provide an additional point of interest. Additionally, any child who is working with the manuscript Moveable Alphabet, has previously worked with printed letters with the phonogram work.|
|This child is making a word booklet by writing words from the Phonetic Object Box lesson onto sticky-notes.|
|Table-top Number Rods and Cards|
|“A robot,” with the peg board.|
|Practicing putting on a coat, zipping it, taking it off and hanging it back up!|
|The Hundred Board with extension work.|
And, I just have to share with you a photo of a collection of some the amaryllis watercolor paintings. We ran out of space in our hallway, so these beautiful works adorn the space on the back of a door in the classroom. What a sight!
|Amaryllis watercolor paintings.|