The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound - /o/ as in octagon.
Theme words - octopus, ostrich, octagon, olive, opposite, on, off, ox
"Opposites" by Mildred Hoffman (1001)
"Once I Saw an Octopus" by Sue Schliecker (1001)
"The Ostrich is a Silly Bird" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (Old and New)
to read aloud:
Oscar Otter by Nathaniel Benchley
I Have an Olive Tree by Eve Bunting
Emily and the Ostriches by Dan Bernstein
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino
Paul Bunyan and His Blue Ox by Patsy Jensen
Composer - Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Introduce your child to Opera music. Have fun pretending to sing like they do. :)
Bible Story/Character Trait
Mount of Olives
Octagon - point out the shape in everyday objects such as a stop sign. Draw and color one.
Color - olive green
Tree - olive tree
Mammal - otter or ox
Ocean Creature - octopus
good book on the ostrich is:
Ostriches by Thane Maynard
You could learn about an oxbow lake as you study geography.
Cover a small styrofoam ball with cloth and tie it with enough ribbons to make eight legs.
a simple obstacle course for your child to play on. Another game
to play could be to help your child think of opposites. You say the
word "off" and your child must reply with "on".
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