The first letter for the 10th week was letter o – oval. The children saw that the baubles on the Christmas tree were special. They have an oval shape.
As you got used to by now we brainstorm for other words which start with letter sound o. The children came up with the following words, orange, Olav and olive. We then used our bodies to mimic on, over.
Last but not least we took a look at the names of the children whose names start with o, Olda 🙂
The children also followed the Jolly phonics story for the letter o sound:
A family moves into a new house. The children’s bedroom has bunk beds in it. The sister has the top bunk. When they are in bed, the brother will not sleep. He plays with the light switch, turning it on and off,/o,o,o,o/.
N.B. I told the children that they should not play with the switches like the boy in the story.
Jolly Phonic Rhyme Letter o sound
Pretend to turn a light switch on and off and say /o,o,o,o/.
Letter o formation
- Step 1 – Start at the dot, make a curve
- Step 2 – Go all the way round and join.
We ended the lesson by doing the letter o formation using the crayon technique or what we call in class the rainbow technique.
The children also stuck a recycled oval Christmas card representing the oval shape on their workbooks.
Practice Ideas For Home
- You can practice the letter formation by using a white board and colourful washable markers using the steps above.
- You can place about 5 objects or pictures on the table, amongst which you have objects starting with the letter o sound.
- Say the name of each object emphasizing and exaggerating the first letter sound of each object and ask your child if that object or picture starts with the letter sound o. This is a skill which needs loads of practice, so don’t get worried if they are not understanding exactly what this means. Praise at this point is very important to build their confidence 🙂