We have a lot of new centers for February in 4k! In our dramatic play center, we added a workbench. We are having fun fixing everything in the classroom! :) In our sensory bin we have a Valentine's theme! Lots of candy hearts and cookie cutters! In our block and car center we have been introduced to superheros. We have been having a lot of fun with them!
In our writing center we have gained a pocket chart. The pocket chart is going to be used for our letter games we have throughout the year. This way, it will be easy to see which letters we have found, and the pieces do not get mixed around with other games. We have been really enjoying the pocket chart. This month we are matching our uppercase and lowercase letters together. This has been helping us to recognize our letters!
Last week for School Spirit Week, we not only participated in fun dress up days, but we also participated in a fun craft as well! For School Spirit Week, we made our very own clay creations using cookie cutters and fun decorating tools. They are going to be fired and then we will get to have them back to paint! Once they are all complete, we will get to bring them home! We are all looking forward to being able to paint them.
For Valentine's week one thing we worked hard on is writing about things we love. This writing activity was a little challenge to see how we hear our letter sounds. For this activity, everyone had to sound out the words they wanted to write, and then write the letters they heard. This was a great activity to see what letter sounds we know, and which letter sounds we still need to work on. We are all very proud of how our writing samples turned out, they are hanging on our lockers for everyone to read. I cannot wait for them to come home, so that you can see how awesome your child did!
For buddies this month we made love monsters! We worked with our buddies to glue our monsters and then color them as well! They are proudly being displayed in the cafeteria for the St. Edward Fish Frys! They all turned out wonderful!
This week we learned the letter Q! We also learned that Qu are typically always seen together, which is why we learned the Qu sound this week. One fun letter activity we enjoyed this week is cutting out lowercase and uppercase letters and matching them to where they needed to go. This activity helped us to recognize the differences, practice our cutting skills, and gluing skills as well.
We really enjoyed handing out our valentine's to our friends yesterday! Ms. Hietpas was so busy helping everyone, she forgot to hand out hers! Everyone will be getting my Valentine on Monday! :)