Reading Lesson Update: Noo’s reading is coming along nicely. He is already reading short sentences with very little help. His sounding out skills have improved considerably over the last few days. We will be starting on his readers soon.
Today we did Happy and Sad.
Clown Faces Activity: Noo was given a page with two clown faces. He was asked to count the shapes (ie: squares, rectangles, circles, semi-circles and triangles). He was then asked what the differences were in the two pictures and how he could tell that one was happy and the other sad. He was then asked to tell a story as to why each clown was happy or sad.
Happy Clown: The clown is happy because he is making people laugh. He threw pineapples and pumpkins into his face and that’s what makes the people laugh. The clown is happy because he made the people happy.
Sad Clown: The clown is sad because no-one is laughing at him. He doesn’t know what to do to make the people laugh.
Objective to this activity: Encouragement to think about how he feels and why he feels that way.