Saturday, December 27, 2014

y sounds like i - a new unit!

I've been working on a new unit!

This is our focus for the week we come back to school.  I used this same format for the last 2 years with long vowels and have LOVED it!  I am wanting to make a unit for each of the phonics focus chunks we will work on.  This one is focusing on y at the end of a one syllable word that sounds like the letter i.  

This unit is just like my Long Vowels unit I've posted about.  It's exactly the same concept just with a different focus.

Here's what the pages for "y sounds like i" look like:
I would love for you to check it out.  I am hoping to be back soon with more focus "chunks" to show you.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

5 senses with the Gingerbread Man

We did one of my favorite activities last week.  We use all of our 5 senses while making an ornament for our Christmas tree.  
(click on the pic above to see it in my store)

Each child is given a piece of sandpaper and has to describe how it feels.

 Then they have to cut out the gingerbread man and write down what they hear.


 Then they're given a cinnamon stick to taste and they have to write down how it tastes.

 Then they take the cinnamon stick and rub it on the sandpaper and write down how it smells.

 Then they get to decorate their gingerbread man and they write about what they see in the final product.

It is a simple craft but hits a lot of skills at once.  It has become one of my favorite activities to do with my firsties at Christmas time.  Click on the picture at the top to check it out!

Have a wonderful last week before Christmas!

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