This week we had a blast learning all about the Letter Pp.
We used the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.
We sequenced the story on the classroom pocket chart and then used a fun sequencing sheet.
We also played the reading comprehension game and wrote about why we thought the main character in the story was so tired.
Some students said it because she was tired of making pancakes and getting syrup. Others said she was tired because she had to build the tree house or take a bath. I loved “picking” their brains to see how and why they think things.
We also completed some fun activities like letter fill-ins using parrots and number fill-ins using pies.
My class LOVE LOVE LOVES doing our weekly phonics chart on Fridays. I project a large chart and they have their individual sheets. As a class, we make a list of the Pp words we know, then we use every phonics skill possible to write those words.
-We sound them out.
– We clap out the syllables.
-We find compound words.
-We try to remember that tricky silent “e” and that bossy r.
-When in doubt, we write down the sound that we think.
-We try to always use lowercase letters, except when talking about a special person or place.
-THEN, I find something in common with some of the words and I circle them. My class gets a bonus prize if they can figure out what the circled words have in common. This week I circle pig, penguin, parrot, and puppy. My class had to try to figure out they were all animals! Charting is an awesome way to USE all those phonics skills we have been teaching, but it allows me to hit the high-order thinking skills as well.
Here are the units we used to learn about the letter Pp:
|here on TpT
|here on TpT, here on TN