Monday, 14 May 2012

books I read with Matthew last term

School with Matthew has been lots of fun this year so far.

 Each week we have a "letter of the week". We learn its name, its sound and how to write it. We have downloaded all sorts of activities from the internet to help.

More fun by far has been our "book of the week". Somewhere in the title of the book, preferably in a prominent position, must be the letter of the week. Even better is if there is the Upper Case and the Lower Case letter.  We read the book together and do activities inspired by it.  Here are the books we did last term:

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea by Pamela Allen (M)
Alexander's Outing by Pamela Allen (A)
Ten in the Bed by Penny Dale (T)
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion (H)
I will not Never, Not Ever, Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child (E)
I Went Walking by Sue Machin (W)
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (L)
Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins (R)
Bertie and the Bear by Pamela Allen (B)
Imagine by Ruth Brown (I)
There’s a Sea in My Bedroom by Margaret Wild (S)

We enjoyed the sound, rhythm and rhyme of words; we've enjoyed acting out some of the stories. We've learnt about opposites and backwards counting. We've been on walks and outings and eaten moon-squirters. We're not even afraid of the sea anymore.

I'm looking forward to this term's books. We start with "P" this week. I've found three books: Possum Magic (and guess what we'll be cooking this week!), Paddington and the Princess and the Pea.

Any ideas of books for U, Y, V or K?


Anonymous said...

U -
The Enormous Turnip,
Puss in Boots,
Sleeping Beauty
We're Going On A Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen, the edition illustrated by Helen Oxenbury gets you another "u"!

Y -
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd - 5 "Y's"!!!!!!!
Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst,
Any of the Willy books by Anthony Browne;
Are You My Mother? P D Eastman

V -
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - lots of activities there!!

K -
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey - 3 "K's"! ,
Tikki Tikki Tembo Arlene Mosel (a Chinese folk tale),
The Elves and the Shoemaker,
Goldilocks and the Three Bears,
The Big Pancake


Rachael said...

Thanks for these great suggestions! We have Hairy Maclary and the Enormous Turnip, so I'll fish them out.