The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Watch Mrs. Maktari read one of our favorite fairy tales, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. At the end of the read aloud, I used the bookmark that we made at our literacy meeting to retell the story. If you don’t have the bookmark, make a new one, or just remember the story elements. The story elements are: the characters, setting, and what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

You could also act out the story with your family! I’d love to hear you read a story to me as well. Maybe, we can make a read aloud schedule so that you can read to your classmates!

What’s Your Name?

Time to have some fun with your name! Write your first and last name. Remember to use an uppercase/capital letter just for the first letter in your first name, and the first letter of your last name, Ashar Maktari.

Do each activity for every letter of your name! Have your brothers and sisters join in the fun!!

Field Trip Friday!!

Good morning boys and girls! Today, we will be taking a field trip to the Houston Zoo:

While visiting the zoo, check out the Chimpanzees, Elephants, Giraffes, Gorillas, Leaf Cutter Ants, and Rhinoceroses. You can move the webcam button, and when it’s your turn, you’ll see a drop down list of positions to choose from in the upper right. Take a picture of your favorite animal, then write or draw which one is your favorite and why.

There are more great videos about animals and nature on the National Geographic Kids website:

Guest Readers

At the beginning of March is Reading Month, we had some guest readers:

Mrs. Janoskey read 18 Cousins!
Mohamed & Misleh
Misleh reading to us.
Madeline & Julia
Julia reading Liama, Llama, Time to Share.
Asiah & Maya
Maya reading The Witch That Went For a Walk.
Ali & Zahraa
Zahraa reading to the class.
Mr. Higgins was the first guest reader, and he read The Kissing Hand!

Now it’s your turn to be a guest reader! Record yourself reading a book with your mom, dad, brother, or sister and send it to me so I can share it with the class.

Alphabet Letter Sound Sort

Today, we’re going to sort letter sounds! The sort is in your red literacy folder but if you can’t find it, here’s the link: I have a few extra copies at home, so send a Remind or Dojo message, and I’ll mail it to you.

Here’s a Leap Frog video to review the letter sounds:

Ready to sort??

Send me a picture of you sorting the letter sounds or the items you found around the house. 🙂

The Mystery Letter

Can you guess the mystery letter?

Watch Jack Hartmann’s video about the mystery letter!

Now practice printing, coloring, drawing, making the letter Oo using playdough or yarn! How many objects can you fin in your house that start with the letter Oo? Let’s see who can find the most objects. Send me the pictures, and I’l post them at the end of the week.

**If you don’t have playdough at home, here is a very easy recipe that doesn’t need tartar or alum: