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Read to Me
Our main book of the week was Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow.
Alphabet Art: Jeweled J
J Pattern (large capital J)
paint (any color will do)
craft jewels (found in the bead section of Hobby Lobby) or small sequins
Paint the J and let it dry. Add dots of glue all over it. Let your student place jewels on the J. Remember to make the /j/ sound as you work! When the J was finished, I cut it out and glued it to the front of Simon's J folder.
Lessons & Lapbook
We turned Carissa's "How Many Monkeys?" pages into an accordion book. Each monkey is attached to the page with velcro for future matching fun (you could also use magnets). Just make sure to make the accordion out of something sturdy if you plan to let your student remove the pieces from the pages.
The back of the folder has a pocket with pieces to retell the story.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Jumping on J!
Sometimes we just need to do something simple. This week I drew lots of large J's on the sidewalk and we jumped from J to J.
- craft jewels or sequins (for Jolly Jeweled J)
- sidewalk chalk (for J jumping)
- magnet strip or velcro (for the How Many Monkeys book, if desired)