On Tuesday, teachers had a faculty meeting and were told that next year, a school-wide goal will be to use the flipped classroom model. We will be given a book soon to help us to better understand the concept and we will also receive training before September. Although I see the wonderful value in this model, I am a little concerned due to the very little information/ videos out there for early childhood. I tend to watch youtube videos, when learning about new teaching strategies, but I found roughly 5 videos of flipped classroom ideas for younger learners. I teach Pre-K4, and would love any ideas or advice! I think a flipped classroom is really beneficial for the students, so I am eager to jump in and learn before we have to implement it in September!
We started a Dr. Seuss author study and the students practice counting skills with these Cat in the Hat inspired math station activities from my Count Ten Frames with the Crazy Cat, Hats, and Things Pack.
On Wednesday I read the students The Cat in the Hat and they watched The Cat in the Hat on Thursday. Today, they watched The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. They absolutely love Dr. Seuss books and appreciate them more now that they know about the author and the joy he had when writing silly rhyming books. Students also "read" a variety of Dr. Seuss books and will continue to learn more about Dr. Seuss and other great books of his throughout the month of March.
This week we covered the letter F. Students met Ms. F from the Land of the Letter People Program, listened to the story Follow My Funny Feet by Lynell Johnson, and colored her puppet. They sang several songs about the letter F: The Letter F Song, The Letter F Song (ABC Mouse), and The F Song (KidsTV123). They cut, pasted, and glued fish on an Ff template and they colored, cut, pasted, and circled pictures that begin with /f/. We also did a handwriting activity each day, with the use of a variety of handwriting worksheets, where students traced and printed the letter Ff.
For the Pre-Kers who know most/all their letter sounds, we have been working on blending and segmenting CVC words. We are working on the _at family for the next couple of weeks. The Word Machine Game is from Starfall and the worksheet is from Miss Kindergarten's Word Builders (_at Family Freebie).
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