Wednesday, April 17, 2013

W & Y

Last week, we combined the letters W & Y in language arts (since we don't have a ton of stuff to do for the letter Y!) 

We read the story Hooway for Wodney Wat. Description from the book: "Poor Rodney Rat can't pronounce his R's and the other rodents tease him mercilessly. But when Camilla Capybara joins Rodney's class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid. It seems she really is bigger, meaner, and smarter than all of the rest of them. Until our unwitting hero, Wodney Wat, catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says. Read along with Wodney as he surprises himself and his classmates by single-handedly saving the whole class from the big bad bully. Children will delight as shy Rodney Rat triumphs over all and his tiny voice decides the day, R's or no R's."

Students then wrote a letter to Rodney (Wodney) letting him know how he would be treated in our class:

(Left: "If you say something with W it doesn't matter.  I will be kind." - Marco
Right: "I can see people are making fun of you.  I can see you are eating food." -Hannah)

We also learned about wolves, made a KWL chart (to show what we already knew, wanted to know, and learned about wolves) and made our take-home WOLF books! One of my favorites!

Wolves travel in packs. A pack is 8 wolves.

Wolves are carnivores.  They eat up to 20 pounds of meat!
Wolf babies are called pups.  They can't see at birth.
A wolf can smell over a mile away.  It can hear 10 miles away!
Wolves protect their territory.  People hurt wolves.
Wolves, like dogs, are canines.  They can be red, white, gray or black.

And for the letter Y, we read Fly Guy books and discussed how Y can be a vowel sometimes because sometimes it makes the long I sound.  We made flyswatters with Y-as-long-I words on them.  I forgot to snap photos of those. :(

We also made these cute handprint yaks:

"The yak is just standing there." hahaha
"The yak likes to yo-yo."

After this week, we'll be done with our individual letters and onto digraphs!

As always, owl be teaching you tomorrow!

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