Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Letterland Activities for the Week: Letter M- March 31

Letterland Videos for the Week 
Letter this week: 

Ms. Courtney and I have created videos for you to watch at home.  Don't worry, we will start with the letter M when we get back to school.   We know how excited you are to meet the Letterlanders so this is a brief introduction to them but we will officially learn them when we are together again.

Video #1
Watch this video to introduce Munching Mike (Ms. Lisa)
After watching the video talk to you child about the sound they heard and have them name the letter.  Have a sound hunt in your house and find something that begins with the letter sound.
Can't find anything? That is ok.
Maybe just have them name words they can think of or draw a picture of the word.
Send me pictures of your child with the letter object or send me a picture of their illustration.
I will post them on Instagram for everyone to see.

Video #2 
Watch this video Rainbow Write the Letter M (Ms. Courtney)
Watch this video of how to correctly form our letter.
Have your child do rainbow writing using 4-6 colors.
Try the rainbow writing app too:  
You can also download the Letterland Rainbow Writing app if you don't have paper or crayons handy.  Have fun.

Don't forget to send pictures to bottiglio@bpsk12.org

Monday, March 30, 2020

Remote Learning Links and Weekly Activities

This link will provide parents with all of the information needed for the week.
Please click on the BECC link to access all of the weekly activities on Monday.  
BECC Remote Learning Link:

I will be posting additional activities from Tuesday through Friday here.    These activities are not required.   If you have not yet subscribed to the blog please provide your email to subscribe.  When you subscribe, you will be notified when I post.  The space to subscribe is on the right of the screen.
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I will continue to post pictures on Instagram of our students participating in the activities.
Please email photos of your child and I will post their photos there.
If you are not on Instagram, search for our link and request access.  If you are waiting for me to allow you access please email me and let me know your user name so I can give you access.
Search:  cubcadetsclassroom

Our class has been enjoying the Letterland curriculum.  We would like to give your children a preview of what letters we will continue when we get back to school.  Myself and the Busy Bee teacher Courtney, will be creating and posting videos for you children.
Your child can do the extension videos suggested in the links such as:
-Find something in your house or outside that begins with the same sound as the Letterlander in the video.
-Practice your "rainbow writing" as modeled in the video.
Please send me your child doing these activities.  I will post them on our Instagram page.

Other ways to stay connected: 
Email me with questions or concerns: bottiglio@bpsk12.org
Instagram: beccburlington

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Letterland apps and Letter information

Letterland Apps for the iPad or iPhone: THESE APPS ARE NOW FREE
  • “Letterland Rainbow Write”
    • In this app, you can use your finger or a stylus to “rainbow write” (just like we do in the classroom) the uppercase and lower case letters, all of which appear on the screen with their Letterlander! The app also tells you each Letterlander’s name and sound.
  • “Letterlander Stories”
    • **Disclosure** This is actually 10 different apps broken into letter groups. A and Z are in an app alone (called Letterland Stories A and Letterland Stories Z) and the rest of the letters are broken into groups of 3 (e.g., “Letterland Stories BCD). 
    • Each app contains a story about the Letterlander, comprehension questions about the story, letter tracing, and a few other activities!
  • “Letterland Quick Dash”
    • This app names each letter, Letterlander, sound, and a few words that start with that letter. 

Letters the Busy Bees and Cub Cadets have done so far this year:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V

Remaining letters in the order we will do them (in case anyone wants a sneak peak):
M (Munching Mike)
N (Noisy Nick)
W (Walter Walrus)
X (Fix-It Max)
Y (Yellow Yo-yo Man)
Z (Zig Zag Zebra)

Letterlanders Poster:

Coloring pages: 

Spot the difference: 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Instagram Photo of the Day!!

If you have not requested to follow our classroom on Instagram please look us up. I will be posting pictures there of our home adventures. Send me pictures of your child doing fun activities at home with a brief description of what they are doing. Please note that you give me permission to use these home photos and wait for your child to be posted. I will try to post one child/teacher photo per day as they are emailed to me. This can be a great way for everyone to stay socially connected.
Email me at bottiglio@bpsk12.org

On Instagram:
Search "cubcadetclassroom" and request to follow.  
If you are waiting for me to accept your request just send me an email. Since it is private, if I don't recognize the name or photo I do not accept the request.

Monday, March 23, 2020

ABC Mouse Free Access

The district has a code for free access to ABCMouse.com while school is not in session. 

2. Type in the code: SCHOOL4374
3. Complete the registration pages for your child to create an account based on the student's age

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Activities for Home

Hello Cub Cadet Families, 

I am hoping all of you are doing well.  Due to the school closure, the teachers and staff at the BECC have created some activities you can do at home.  These activities are optional.  They are some ideas and suggestions that you can try at home with your child.  You will find the activities on the link below:


-Click on the tab BECC to find the document

In addition, People Helping People will be offering FREE LUNCH FOODS for families who receive free or reduced price lunch at school for the duration of the school closure. The food to prepare a week’s worth of lunches can be picked up each Tuesday at St. Mark’s church, 10 St. Mark’s Road, from 3-7pm. Families who need assistance getting these items should call the emergency number (781) 238-4674. 

I will be checking my email frequently so if your child would like to send me a picture of what they are doing at home, I will be happy to respond back to them.  I also plan on doing some video recordings in the future so I will keep you posted on where to see them.   

Please feel free to reach out to me at bottiglio@bpsk12.org if you have any questions or concerns.


Friday, March 6, 2020

Earth and Sky Week 1 (March 10-13)

Earth and Sky Unit Week 1
Unit Book: Night Shift Daddy
Weekly Question and Vocabulary Words:
What happens when day changes to night?
(cloud, awaken, day, star, snore, night)

Meet our Letterlander of the Week: 
Vicky Violet
We will continue to have a special art project based on this Letterlander.   We are creating an alphabet book that will be completed by the end of the school year.

This week we will be doing the following letter activities in small groups: 
Sorting Uppercase and Lowercase: V and v
Fine motor activity to reinforce letter this week: finger lights on black paper

We will be reinforcing "alligator fingers" and "always start your letters at the top.

Small Groups
Night Numbers- We will work to recognize, name and write numbers 1-10.  We will dim the lights and use flashlights to search our classroom for number stars in the “night sky.”  We will trace each number on our recording sheet after we found each one.  

Starry Night Math- We will practice recognizing and subitizing numbers 1 through 3. After rolling a number cube, children will recognize the number then find the set of stars to match the sum (subitizing) and put them in a cup. Finally, each child will add how many stars they added to their cup.  When the game is over, they will use those stars to fill up the night sky on their paper.

How Many Am I Hiding- We will have fun playing a guessing game that will help us learn to count on to get to a given number.  Using 5 cubes, we will hide some behind our backs and reveal the leftover cubes.  Players will have to count on to guess the hidden amount and record it on their sheet

Mystery Sounds Bingo- In a bag with be sets of three pictures. As a group, we will same the name of the pictures then try to think of the first sound we hear in all of the words. (ring, robot, rain) Then we will say the sound (/r/) and then identify the letter that makes that sound. We will color the box and play this version of bingo on our papers.

Segmenting Words Sounds- We will be exposing students to segmenting parts of a word.  For example /b/ /a/ /t/.  Using chips we will say each sound and slide a chip as we segment the word.  Then we will bingo dob our papers to make a 1:1 correspondence for the word. 

Art Table-Day and Night painting (multi-step activity)
Block Area- Building Rocket ships with blocks
Sensory Table- black beans with stars sorting
Book Area- Exploring Books about sky and earth
Easel-Markers and paper
Dramatic Play-Making Pancakes for Breakfast (related to our story)
Rug- Waffle Blocks

Science/Social Studies/Math Circle Concepts
-Energy from Electricity (lights)
-Going to Sleep Routines
-What Do I spy?
-Making and Breaking sets to count

Songs, Word Plays, and Language
-Season Song
-Space Man Song (counting song)