of the Week Lesson for /ff/
written and compiled by
sound this week is the consonant team /ff/ as in giraffe.
Emphasize the /ff/ sound often throughout the day. Have your child repeat the sound with you.
Put up your sound wall poster.
The main theme for the week is: Giraffes
Books to read aloud that support the theme:
Giraffe Calf Grows Up
by Joan Hewett
Giraffes by Jill Anderson
Giraffes by Bobbie Kalman
The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights by David A. Ufer
Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys by H. A. Rey
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Giraffes and Their Babies by Marianne Johnston
Giraffe Trouble by Jean Craighead George
Poems that support the theme:
Giraffe, The Willow and Me
Songs that support the theme:
know a Giraffe
Sung to: "On Top of Old Smokey"
know a giraffe,
With a neck that's real high.
She stretches and stretches,
till it reaches the sky.
She lives on the plains,
With the elephants, too.
You might also see her when you go to the zoo.
Day 1: Practice writing the letter "f" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 2: Practice writing the captial letter "F" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 3: Practice writing the consonant team "ff" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 4: Practice writing the word "giraffe" one or two times.
Day 5: Practice
writing any of the other theme words one or two times.
Activities and/or Art Projects
Walk around the house with a very tall neck and pretend to be a giraffe.
Paper Bag Giraffe Craft
Giraffe Pencil Holder
Other Theme Words and Ideas
Other theme words - off, puff, toffee, bluff, buffalo, cliff, daffodil, fluff, handcuff, jiffy, muffin, office, puffin, stiff, stuff, waffle
Books to read aloud that support the other theme words or the consonant team /ff/:
Buffalo Jump by Peter Roop
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numerof
The Puffins are Back by Gail Gibbons
Puff-Puff, Chugga-Chugga by Christopher Wormell
The Officers' Ball by Wong Herbert Yee
Poems that support the other theme words or the consonant team /ff/:
Little Miss Muffet
Songs that support the other theme words or the consonant team /ff/:
The Muffin Man
Puff the Magic Dragon
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