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Phonics (Phonics is a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system. )
-Letterland (a phonics program that introduces a character for each letter- "Annie Apple" she has a sound, gesture, story and songs.
We have just completed our first blending lesson. The students helped create words by coming up to the front with the Letterlanders and blending the sounds together.
Ex: cat, hat, sat, mat, mad, had, ham (these are CVC- Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words)
-Reading A to Z Program (https://www.readinga-z.com) Parents can get access to this! There are GREAT books and activities on this website. The students log on and can read to self or listen to the book on the computer or ipad. I recommend that you include this into your daily reading routine in addition to what I give you.
Daily 5 (While students are working in these centers I will be pulling back small groups for reading groups and other learning activities)
Read to self-. students read to themselves while sitting quietly in their own space. Students are expected to read and reread their books until time to change activities.
Read to Someone- students partner up and read to each other. In the beginning of the year we practice sitting knee to knee while students share a book and take turns reading or telling a story from the pictures.
Listen to reading- Students will listen to a story being read to them and follow along with the book (books on CD's and using RAZ kids).
Students work in their groups to practice reading words or work on different word games. Counting syllables; identifying beginning, middle or end sounds; spelling out words; changing beginning sounds to make new words; practice writing sight words; word families.
Students are working on producing writing in their writing folders. We are focusing on getting a drawing on the paper and adding labels/words/sentences to the page. Students can use the first letter of the word to help them label their picture (ex: if their picture has a house student will put an H next to the house).
"Good writers are never done"
We have worked on numbers 0-10.
-using different counting strategies
-comparing numbers 0-10 (greater/less than)
-adding numbers up to 10
**when we get back from winter break we will start our subtraction unit