In preschool this morning we introduced the letter P with a "Play Ball!" theme. We had tons of fun playing with different types of sports balls and talking about our favorite sport to play. We used the foot print words under contact paper to play our reading ball game. Everyone got a ball at the beginning, read the letter or word of each step they would step on and then shot a basket at the end. They seemed to love it. We talked about P the Pelican popping popcorn from the Amazing Action Alphabet and glued popcorn onto the activity page.
This afternoon we had some fantastic reading lessons. We practiced our nonsense words and sounds to warm up and then dove into some hard core reading. We worked on the strategies readers should use when they get to a word they don't know. There are 8 strategies in my February Dr. Seuss Preschool pack that we covered. We'll continue referencing them as we're reading more difficult text. We also talked about giving a 5 finger retell (1. Characters 2. Setting 3. Beginning 4. Middle 5. End).