Music: We sang, "build a snowman" - the cutest song! Watch the video by clicking here.
Story: We read, SnowPlace like Home, the incredible snowkids of marshmallow mountain by Dana Manning. I adore this story, it's so cute. In the story, a group of snowkids come together to fix a candy factory. With some new parts and classic recipes, they are able to bring some excitement to their town!
marshmallow kitchen ingredient candy cane
factory door treat junkyard
recipe snow spoon cookbook
Verbs and Action Words
stir open ski sit
roll work ran deliver
shout watch smell see
going taste hear stop
Next, we split into small groups and practiced s-blends. These are words that start with st, sk, sw, sp, sm, sn, sl. Lots of our students delete the /s/ in these words. Check out our strategies and activities to work on these here and here. Example of providing tactile cues when targeting /s and s-blends/:
- Students can use their arm as a slide. As they make the "sss" sound, they slide their opposite hand down their arm. If they stop making the "sss" sound, they stop their hand. When they reach the bottom of their arm, they can practice the next sound in the word. When we are first teaching this sound in isolation, we take turns from sliding our hard down their arm and then the student's. We want to provide students with examples of how this should be done.
SN- ST- SW- SL- SM- SP- SK-
snow star sweet sled small spot ski
snake stop sweater sleigh smile space skate
Next we pour in the chocolate,
Then we pour in the hot water,
Last we stir it!
As always, thank you for helping to make learning fun for your child! The holidays provide us with many authentic opportunities to work on language development. Enjoy these moments with your children!