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H & P

Writing the letters H and P;  learning about animal names that begin with H and P and watching a video about a harbour seal and a pika

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • You will need 2 blank small envelopes
  • Practice writing the letter H and reviewing the sound of H using a chalkboard, paper or whiteboard
  • Have child write the letter H on a small envelope. Save to use for Activity 5 Month 8.
  • Practice writing the letter P and reviewing the sound of P using a chalkboard, paper and/or whiteboard
  • Have child write the letter P on a small envelope. Save to use for Activity 5 Month 8.
  • Ask child to think of an animal that begins with H - hamster, hippopotamus, hyena, etc.
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with H and put into binder (Easy way to find pictures is to type “Free pictures of animals” in internet search engine)
  • Watch a harbour seal move here
  • Ask child to think of an animal that begins with P  (porcupine, pig, pony, etc.)
  • Find picture of an animal beginning with P and put into binder
  • Watch  how a pika lives in the rocks here

*Old magazine or newspapers are a great alternative to finding pictures on the internet

Simplify

Child can draw an animal that begins with the letter P or H. Make the letter P and H using dots for a child to connect if difficult for child to print their own letter.

Extend

Make up a silly sentence filled with "H" words.  For example, "Hamsters have heavy hair."

Try making up silly sentences using "P" words. "Please pass pica plants."

Materials

  • binder
  • 2 small envelopes (used or new)
  • whiteboard/chalkboard
  •  internet access or old magazines

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!

 

Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.