The Beginning (Genesis 1:20-25)
Big Question - Who made the World?
This Week - Amazing Animals
MV - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Song: In the Beginning
Lesson: Read Genesis 1:20-25 together, talking about the different animals that it said God made. Talk about different animals and where they live.
Play Activities: 1) Match to the Patch - using toy animals you have at home put them in front of you, take turns describing where that animal would live and see if the other person/people can guess which animal you choose. Continue until all of the animals have had their homes described. 2) Create some Critters - use craft materials, boxes etc you have around the house and make an animal that lives in the sea, land or sky. 3) Animal Noises - Take turns making the sound of animals, the other person has to guess whether that animals is from the land, sea or sky.
Continue reading the readers sent home with your child and learning their sight words with a variety of interactive and play-based activities. Below are more books on Epic! that fit in with this week's letter theme.
*King of the Zoo https://www.getepic.com/app/read/35517
*Kangaroo Country https://www.getepic.com/app/read/18686
*Koala Joeys https://www.getepic.com/app/read/58564
*The Yellow Kite Flies High https://www.getepic.com/app/read/27475
*Abby Flies a Kite https://www.getepic.com/app/read/53806
*Kite Day https://www.getepic.com/app/read/41460
*Making 5 with Kittens https://www.getepic.com/app/read/66253
Here are some writing ideas and sentence starters to choose from for the next day or so...
Get your child to choose one (or more) of their stories, take a photo and send it to Mrs Coe, I will reply to them :)
*Write about a KITTEN, KOALA or KANGAROO
*Write about a KITE flying in the wind
*"If I were the KING…"
You could also base writing off something you have read, done or seen that day or during the week or weekend.
Oral Language / News
*find something at home beginning with the letter Kk. Send a short video sharing your news (by Thursday) with the class and Mrs Coe will post them on the blog on Friday.
Remember to greet the class (Good morning or afternoon room 1), and tell us about what you are sharing, mum or dad might even ask a question for you to answer to give us some more information.
*KICK a ball outside
*make a KITE
*Colour, Cut, Paste - KOALA and KANGAROO finger puppets
Finding letters in context of words is a helpful tool to see that children can recognise letters not just on their own but when they are used. Each week in class when the children are learning these alphabet poems they use a highlighter to see how many of that letter they can find. A great counting activity too.
Another use for jellybeans this week could be with maths activities you are doing. Instead of using toys or even Numicon shapes you could use things like jellybeans, counters, pasta, buttons (anything you have accessible to you at home.)
This fun activity is great for hand eye coordination, creativity, counting and so much more. If you don't have toothpicks you could use spaghetti sticks - but are a bit more fiddly they can break easily.
There are so many learning opportunities in the kitchen. Jelly is a fun kitchen-science activity. You can talk about changes that happen (from the solid sugar crystals to liquid after adding hot water to a jiggly set jelly). Write about the process of making the jelly. Taste and touch the jelly (using senses) then write or talk about it. You could make it in a bowl or silicon moulds and you could also add cut up fruit to your liquid jelly mixture before letting it set.
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
Ensure you check your child's home communication book each night and sign any notes. Also use this book to write any notes or information useful for me to know regarding your child, alternatively email me using the link below.
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