Sunday, May 12, 2013

Flowers-Mother's Day


Students labeled the parts of the plants.  They wrote the initial sound to the images, and colored it. We are doing well with our phonemic awareness (initial sound), writing our letters, knowing our letters, fine motor skills, and following directions.  This will be a part of their science journals, which we also contributed more to this week.

We continue to work on our number books. We worked on numbers 4, 5, and 6 this week.  We colored 4 people, 5 ovals, and 6 circles.  We cut out 4, 5, and 6 out of ads, and magazines.  We also put stickers on touch points.

We made our Mother's Day gifts: daffodil sun catchers.  Students cut on a curved line, followed directions, pulled apart tissue paper (pinching skills), Cut on a straight line, put the phrase in the right order (by hearing the initial sound and the front of the phrase), and more.  We then made our own gift bags: students required to write their name on the paper and then Mom, I love you, and Love were written on the board so they could write these as well.  
The template I made, yellow paper folded
in half.
Students cut out on curved line to make their outline.  The kept the inside of the template for later.
I cut a piece of contact paper double the size of the template, took of the backing, and laid it on the table.  
Students placed tissue paper pieces inside the frame.  
When they were done, I closed the contact paper, trapping everything inside.
I then drew a line on the center piece (opposite direction as the fold), and students cut on that line.  
 I rolled that piece up, taped with clear tape
I then cut four slits on the bottom (straight side). 
 I opened it up and used clear tape to put it on the front of the flower. 
Students glued on the stem and the leaves to the flower. 
 They cut out the three word templates (freebie) and glued them on the correct leaf (listening for initial sound of the phrase that belonged on each leaf).  They signed their name, and done!
Kind of a lot of work, but totally worth it! They turned out so cute!

Lesson plans for the week:


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