We have been talking about our names.
Why do we have a name? How do we get our name?
Do we have only one name? How many names do you have?
We then had a discussion about the letters in our names.
How many letters do you have in your name?
We had each child pick out the letters in their name and stamp them into a flattened piece of clay. We talked about the order of the letters and the direction the letters go. The clay was a great medium for this activity because it was easy to correct our mistakes.
We extended this activity by supplying ink and paper.
We are using our stamped names for our helper mobile.
In case you are new to our class, the helper mobile is how we know who the helpers are for the week. The helper or "line leader" is a coveted position. Ask your child what a line leader does.