Here is the parent letter we sent home for the Letter factory with the links in the blog. Hopefully you can just click and go if not highlight copy into the url bar and watch the video from there. I hope you are all having fun creating letter boxes. We have had some come into the class already and they are looking fantastic. Thanks so much for all your help with this project.
April 23rd, 2018
We are excited to bring you a homework project to work on at home with your child. We would like your child to create a shoebox diorama that represents the following letter of the alphabet: ________________. This letter is the “theme” for your diorama and everything inside the box will be connected to this theme.
Please visit my blog to watch the short video clip with step by step instructions how to make a diorama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DJKyM3JIAI
To complete this activity, you can use paint, construction paper, plasticine, pictures, magazine or cardboard cutouts, rhyming words, small toys they are willing to donate to the school or other creative items to represent their letter. Please create your shoebox diorama so that it displays horizontally and faces outward on it’s side like the example from the video.
Here is a link for the letter factory video to help you understand the idea of what we would like to build for our classroom using the idea of different rooms (the shoeboxes) that contain letter sounds and words that start with a given letter: http://www.teachertube.com/video/the-letter-factory-401460
Our classroom’s letter factory will be on display during our Welcome to Kindergarten evening for next year’s Kindergarten students. to showcase all the great work the students have done in the classroom this year. The students will be allowed to play with the letter factory during daily center time as a fun way to practice letters and letter sounds with their peers. We look forward to the creative projects that the students will create and bring to share with the class.
Please return the shoebox dioramas to school by May 3rd so that we can put together the display.
Thanks for your support! This info will also be posted on our blogs in case you need to reference it.
Mrs. Reid & Mrs. Watterberg