Thursday, September 6, 2007

Nursery Rhymes

The best part of my job is teaching kids that learning can be fun. In our Nursery Rhyme unit that is just what we do. What the kids don't realize is that not only are they learning the rhyme but they are working on phonological awareness at the same time. This unit has activities which focus on letters, sounds, rhyming, syllables, vocabulary, and comprehension in a shared reading experience. This week the kids were surprised to find that someone (we think it was Chester Raccoon) had come into our class and cut our Hickory Dickory Dock rhyme into pieces. It took us a few minutes but we were able to put the rhyme back together again. At the end of the week we are able to do a fun craft with that rhyme. By the end of the unit we will have a nursery rhyme book of our own.


Melanie Holtsman said...

Mrs. Harbour's Class,
I LOVED watching your video of Hickory Dickory Dock. You all definitely know your nursury rhymes. I liked the part where the clock struck one. I can't wait to see what else you are doing in kindergarten!
:) Mrs. Holtsman

Lisa Martin said...

I loved watching your video of Hickory Dickory Dock, too! You all did a fantastic job! Keep up the hard work! ;)
Lisa Martin

Michelle Joslyn said...

Zachary really enjoys the nursery rhymes and comes home on many days repeating them...VERY impressive how much you have done with them in a short time!