This week in the literacy area we have been continuing to explore letters in the world around us. The children were invited to create letter shapes using some beautiful spring flowers,
“I made a T with sticks.”
We also made an alphabet matching game to help us explore what letters sound like.
We hammered the nails into the wood.
We wrote the letters all by ourselves.
We chose the pictures for each letter and stuck them onto the wood.
Finally we could play our game!
Today in the Literacy area we have been investigating sounds and rhymes. We used the smartboard to take turns listening to the animal themed words and identifying the initial sounds that matched the pictures.
“I think it’s c because you say cat”
“Is it p for pig?”
“E sounds like egg, it’s not cheese”
The children decided they wanted to play more games so we will try Rhyming Bingo later to work on our turn taking and listening skills.
We have also been building farmyard pens for Baa Baa Black Sheep as it is our Rhyme of the Week. This is great practice for our fine motor skills, as well as giving lots of creative role playing opportunities.
“I did a triangle fence!”
“Mine will just be a normal fence!”
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.