Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Letter V Week



I had an accident with my toe yesterday, so I forgot to make the letter V book list before going to the library.  As a result, we didn't get many books.  I'll have to try again later in the week.

Books:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
The Very Quite Cricket by Eric Carle
Violet's Music by Angela Johnson
A Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle
Vote for Duck by Doreen Cronin
Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace
Vroomaloom Zoom by John Coy
V is for Vanishing by Patricia Mullins
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Elhert
I Like Vegetables by
When Stella was Very, Very Small by Maire-Louise Gay
Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin by Lloyd Moss
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voice from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz (This is really for older kids, but its a collection poems so a few might work)



Idea words:
very, visit, violin, viola, violet, vote, vampire, vroom, vanish, vegetable, voice, village, velvet, vase, vacuum, 


Activities
Read letter V books
Watch letter V playlist
Make letter V into a vase (I had considered making V out of vegetables, but Natalie likes flowers more and insists on calling a vase a "base")


Usually she scribbles over the letters, but this week, she made very nice circles around them!

Natalie was motivated to work by the promise of Vanilla Waffers.  Still, look at how awesome she traced those V's!


These are unrelated to the letter V, but these two pieces of work from this week show me that I have no reason to worry about Natalie's fine motor development getting in the way of her learning to write, and that doing our work with letters has meant something to her.

First Natalie wrote her name.  I just told her the letters and this is what she came up with. 

Then I helped her more directly to write Happy birthday for Mike's birthday.  If you know what it says, you can find all the letters!  She began to loss interest by the end, but we stuck it out.  She needed some help remembering what all the letters looked like and to remember to keep them in line.  I did learn that in the future when we practice writing the bigger the paper the better!  This is a poster board!  William wrote some, too, over on the right. 




Letter V Playlist:

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