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Sh is for Sharks

Little Dragon was learning about the letter S and T in preschool which are two letters he knows well and we have gone over.

Our letter S activities
Our letter T activities

But Little Dragon wanted to learn about sharks and asked if we could just learn about the letter S again.  Beings shark doesn't really make the S sound and Little Dragon is beginning to read and comes across the SH sound more often this is what I chose to focus on this week.

Bible
I haven't focused as much on the bible this year because I don't have a lesson plan. I am winging it to try and coincide with Little Dragons preschool.  Coming up with a weeks worth of lessons for a particular theme takes up a lot of my time so I haven't added in bible lessons.  We still go over the bible and read it regularly, it just hasn't been our focus as it has in the past. 

I was excited this week to include a bible lesson on sharing, which fits perfectly with the /SH/ sound unit. 


It is simple and easy I hope you enjoy! 


This Week
Keeping with our shark theme here are some of our shark activities
Before we dived into the topic of sharks we brainstormed other sh sound words. 

This was mostly me writing words because the combination is difficult and new but Little Dragon read all of the words.  After reading the words he was able to identify the /sh/ sound. It began to make sense. 

Little Dragon practiced writing the SH letters together

And we made up and read shark sentences

This is something I find important.  I want Little Dragon to know what a sentence is and how to recognize one.  He knows capitals go first and there is a period (or other punctuation) at the end. 



We also looked at photos of sharks

Little Dragon likes to ask Siri to look at different images.  So once we settled on sharks that was the first thing he wanted to do.

Siri did not disappoint. 













Little Dragon did some number practice with this hidden shark picture



We also watched a shark documentary and The Little Mermaid during our shark week. 

Little Dragon also got a nice surprise during shark week, his very own prehistoric shark tooth! 
















To share all he learned Little Dragon made a video!


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