Sunday, August 28, 2011

Studying the letter G

We use Saxon Phonics and this week we're learning all about Gg. We'll begin by using Dr. Jean's songs "Who let the Letters Out" and "Lettercise" and use our alphabet strips to point to the letters. We'll discuss it's sound, whether it is a consonant or vowel, things that begin with the /g/ sound, and how to write it. We'll use WBT to practice our class rules and use the teach-okay method. This week we will blend our first word: log. We've been blending as I model or have the students model, but by the end of this week, everyone should be able to read log and hog. One center that we'll continue each week is using paint dotters to make the letter. I found it at Tot School. The students love this center! We'll read Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mr. Grumpy's Outing, My G Sound Book, and  Giggle, Giggle, Quack. I found a great (Mr. Gumpy's Outing) emergent reader at www.makinglearning! I've printed it and I'll have it cut, stapled, and ready for their hands tomorrow morning!!!

In math, we'll review sorting and work on positional words. We'll also work on numbers, counting,  graphing, identifying coins, months of the year, days of the week, and five frames on our calendar wall. We'll continue working on color words and incorporate graphing by using gummy bears to graph. One center we'll use is the Magnetic Pattern Blocks Alpahabet  G sheet. Another center we will use this week:
Goldilocks Sorting Activity
I got this sorting idea from making learning fun and modified it because I don't have purple bears. Students will use a sheet to record their findings and share with the group. Recording has been especially difficult this year, but we'll get it eventually.


tmarie said...

I used Saxon in my old school district and I am so used to the order of the letters that it is the same order I use in my new district- even tho I technically can't use Saxon. Thanks for the ideas tho - they will come in handy!
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Sandra said...

I completely agree. After 9 years in K and 2 in 1st, I don't think I could teach the letters in a different order-I have the order etched in my memory! You're welcome! If you ever see something you need changed, let me know:) Even the 5 great ladies I work with sometimes want changes!