Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Letter of the Week - H h

Letter Learning! - H h
week of 9/6/09

FUN TIMES ~~ We've started doing a letter of the week! Turbo is great with his letters. He can identify all uppercase letters and knows the sounds of all but 4 of them.  He doesn't know his lower case letters as well, so that's our focus!

This week is H h.  In Turbo's room, I tape up a large Uppercase H and Lower case h along with a sheet that has many words that begin with H.  I forgot to take a picture before we took it down, but check out our letter of the week post next week for a picture.

Craft Activities:  Craft activities are hit or miss with my son. He prefers unstructured art play and has little patience for something more structured. So we just do a little at a time.   Our craft this week was Hole Punching - it was something new, so he was very, very interested.  He punched holes in the H h template and had a great time. We were going to sprinkle the holes back on to the paper and glue them, but he had enough of holes, so we moved on.

Play Activities - We've had so much fun with H activities.   
Hopping is always a big hit, espeically when we do it together and all silly-like making the h sound as we go.
Pretend Happy Birthday - Oh it doesn't get better than this! He uses our large plastic cups (like the large drink cups from fast food) and puts his flashlight down on the top of them to pretend its a candle and sings happy birthday.  We must have done this a hundred times this week.
Hokey Pokey - this was a bust. He's so into music, I thought he'd love it. Nope, just looked at me like I was dumb for shaking it all about.  HA!
Hide and Seek - Turbo is a very good hider. He will sit still and quietly while I look for him - even if I take a very long time.  It makes the game very fun for both of us!
Hop Scotch - My expectations were a bit high with this one.  Once we just jumpped on the numbers it was better.  Next time I'll use our letters in the boxes!

Reading Corner:  We read My "h" Book by Jane Belk Moncure every day (sometimes several times) as it's cute, focuses on the letter and Turbo really likes it.  It is so cute to hear him reciting part of the book in the car.   "Little h had a box...." We borrowed the book from the library.
Then I'll pick another one of his books that a current favorite to read with a focus on the letter of the week.  This week it was Jolly Barnyard - Little Golden Book.  Farmer Brown is having a birthday and feeds all the animals. Several H words (happy birthday, horse, hen etc), so it works!

Nursery Rhymes: Turbo loves rhymes so we recited Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock and Hey Diddle Diddle several times this week making funny H sounds and acting out the stories.

Letter T t is next week!  I'm looking forward to all our T activities!

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