Sunday, January 29, 2012

February Poetry Journal

Poetry Journals for February are finished! Click the picture below to download the file. For each poem we do a different activity. (counting words, highlighting sight words or vowels, etc.. ). We also illustrate the poem, which is their favorite part!
I have not started on the March poems yet, if you have a poem that you would like me to include, leave it in a comment below and I'll add it to the collection. :)

February Calendar Math

  • Penny Toss- This month we begin to discuss money by introducing the penny. At the beginning of the month, I pass out pennies and we discuss different things we notice about the penny. Each day the child of the day tosses the penny and records if it lands on head or tails. We also chant the penny poem or song (HeidiSongs Musical Math)

  • Domino Builder- we continue to make simple addition stories with our dominoes (I have 2 red cars and 2 blue cars. I have 4 cars all together.). I love to hear the cute stories they come up with! Link
  • Daily Depositor- each day we add one penny to our daily depositor. When we get ten pennies we exchange it for a dime. This gives us the opportunity to discuss place value. We also continue to practice tally marks. In our journals, we add one tally mark each day. This is really hard for some of them because they want to do all the tally marks in one day.