We read "Go Away, Big Green Monster!", by Ed Emberley. With this, we discussed how the author - the person who writes the story - used special words to tell us about the monster. For example, instead of saying the monster had a "mouth", the author said the monster has a "big red mouth, with sharp white teeth". We discussed the importance of using words that 'tell us more' when talking about something, or sharing about something. We practiced using this type of vocabulary as we made our very own big green monsters. Once again, we continued to reinforce spatial awareness and the importance of placing facial parts in certain positions. Help me use these words at home as we describe the big green monster together!
We read a Rebus read-along story called "Inside A House That Is Haunted" by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. This book was extra special because certain words were placed with matching pictures to help us all be able to read together! We discussed the importance of using pictures to help us read.
We also read "Skeleton Meets the Mummy", by Steve Metzger. We then created marshmallow mummies! With this, we practiced our one-to-one correspondence as we put one marshmallow on our mummy, at a time. Help me count all the marshmallows at home!