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We always work on a letter and I picked the letter Ii to go with the igloo in the book. Here are the pages of our letter book.
Above is the cover in which we colored the letter Ii and igloo on the left and on the right we colored the
letter Ii's, found the letter Ii's, and circled the letter Ii's.
On the left we glued matching shapes and talked about the pictures and how they begin with the
short i sound. On the right we dot markered all the Ii's.
On the left we glued letter Ii's and colored the iguana with ice skates. On the right we used clues and directions to color each item. We also colored the letter Ii's red at the bottom.
On the left we colored the Indian girl by following the key (I=green; i=yellow) and we traced the letter Ii's. On the right we colored ice creams that started with the /i/ sound and traced more letter Ii's.
On the left we traced more Ii's. On the right we wrote our own letter Ii's and on the bottom we found
pictures that began with the /i/ sound.
We began the book study by trying out a story map. We have never done this and here is what ours looked like.
It was a bit challenging but I think well worth the challenge. I needed to do this for a workshop I've
been taking. It proved to be something I will incorporate into my "A Five Day Read" program and
we will see where it takes us.
We did this slowly over the course of five days. The children helped find the pictures and decide
what to put on each post-it note. I like the idea of using post-it notes and I've seen this on several
other blogs (so thanks for the great idea!).
We did many skill builder activity sheets to keep us up on skills. Here are a few.
Coloring polar bears by color word and matching picture to shadow.
Sorting by size and sequencing the story.
Pre-writing and which one is different.
Matching the clip art animal to the real animal.
Some of our art projects were...
We made a paper piecing polar bear.
We made a cotton ball polar bear.
We made an Inuit girl.
We waterpainted an Inuit girl.
We also worked on the numbers 3 and 4.
We did several activity sheets.
We also did a lot of counting.
Lastly, we talked about the problems in the story. We spent some time talking about manners and what kind of manners were used in the book. We used an activity from here.
We took this activity and decided as I read each card whether it was using
good manners or bad manners.
Thanks for stopping by. Next up is... "The Snowy Day".