Letter of the Week - D

This was another fun week in paradise!  Seriously...I LOVE MY JOB!  Getting to plan all of these fun and exciting activities really makes me happy!  We learned all about the letter D this week.  We also learned about pets as an extension of "d is for dog".  The best part was of course our Paws & Claws Pet Vet Clinic!  There will be a whole other post about that coming soon!
 
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The 5 Little Ducks poem/song/fingerplay (whatever you want to call it!) was one that we enjoyed singing over and over this week.  It was fun being able to swap out the numbers and move the duckies in and out on the board. 

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I extended the fun my kiddos had this week into their poetry notebooks that go home every Friday.  They loved having their own duckies to do the poem movements with.  Great for introducing basic subtraction too!!

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This is our "Give a Dog a Bone" alphabet matching game.  It was fun for the kiddos to try to find the uppercase letter dog who matched his lowercase letter bone!  They wanted to play this again and again!  I love when they love learning!

Here's our craft for uppercase D this week:  D is for Dog.  The kiddos loved putting on the spots!  Each student placed their spots differently and I love how they each looked so unique!

This is our lowercase d craft: d is for duck.  The feathers were fun and we cut the beak so that it has a fold and opens up!
 

The sensory bin this week was dinosaurs!  I'm a huge sensory bin fanatic!  I love to change them every 1-2 weeks so that it's fresh and exciting for the students to explore!

We counted using real dog bones!  Then we glued them on a dog bone shaped piece of construction paper and wrote how many bones we counted.

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This of course was the highlight of our week! 
The Paws & Claws Dramatic Play Veterinary Office Center.  One word - LOVE!

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We graphed our favorite pets this week too.  I try to create different things to graph every 1-2 weeks too.  It's an important skill to learn and I like to make it fun for my students too! 
Click the pic for the freebie!  The graphics were from Charlotte's Clips.
 
Love,
Kristin