Thing 2 had another great week of school this week. I am so glad that he is finally the slightest bit motivated. He also is demonstrating to me that he actually remembers what we have been learning.
This weeks letter was the letter S, which of course stood for snakes. One of his favorite props this week was the small container of snakes that we got while we were on vacation.
We are loosely following the Horizons Kindergarten math curriculum. This week we continued to focus on counting 1 -10.
We also worked on identifying first, middle and last using our snakes.
Thing 2 also worked on identifying and writing the numbers 1-3.
Each week Thing 2 is practicing writing his letters. I am trying to find fun ways to do this activity since doing it on paper all the time can get a little boring. So this week I brought out the shaving cream for him to use as we practiced writing the letters S and s. We also need to experience wearing it too!
We also did one of our favorite games, letter blackout. You have a board that is nothing but the letter you are studying. Each person take a turn rolling a die. You color or dot out that many spaces. The person who fills the board first wins.
We also used play dough to make snakes and to form the letters and numbers we were studying the week. I think he honestly like playing with the play dough more than he liked the shaving cream.
Pre Reading Skills:
I am also trying to work on making sure that not only can Thing 2 identify the letter, but that he also knows the sound that each letter makes. Honestly, he knows the sound better for the letters than he does the name. So we worked on finding objects that start with the letter s.
We also read books together where I had him find the letters S and s on each page. It becomes like a hide and seek game and he loves to do this. I have him say the letter and make the letter sound every time he locates one.
What fun activities have you done with the letter s?