Sunday, October 22, 2017
When h follows c, s, t or w, the two letters together make a new sound. Introduce /Practice digraphs with Sponge Paint Tip Applicators, pictures beginning with the digraphs: /ch/, /sh/, /th/ and /wh/, and pictures ending with the digraps: /ch/, /sh/ and /th/ (found on this post).
Pictures that begin with /ch/ and pictures that end with /ch/. Have students write the letters - c and h using the sponge paint. Next, have students cut out the pictures and sort them according to where they hear the /ch/ sound - the beginning or ending of the picture/word. The pictures are: cheese, chef, chips, chick, lunch, peach, inch and beach.
Repeat activity for the digraph /sh/. The pictures are shell, sheep, ship, shoe, brush, fish, dish and bush. A student example is below.
Repeat activity for the digraph /th/. The pictures are mouth, fourth, bath, math, think, thread, three and thunder.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Reading, Writing and Math Activities with Pumpkins
One little pumpkin was left sitting on a chair!
Below is the activity completed in the classroom.
There were 21 little pumpkins sitting on a chair.
Three pumpkins fell off the chair. How many pumpkins were left sitting on a chair?
Eighteen little pumpkins were sitting on a chair.
Three pumpkins fell down and then another! How many pumpkins were left sitting on a chair?
Four fell down and two more followed. How many pumpkins were left sitting on a chair?
Eight little pumpkins were left sitting on a chair.
Seven fell down. How many pumpkins were sitting on a chair?
One little pumpkin was left sitting all alone on a chair.
Then there were none as the little pumpkin found a home!
This Reading/Writing lesson began with a Brainstorming Activity - Listing and Categorizing Community Jobs. Then we determined the nine jobs we wanted to write about: mechanic, construction worker. chef, pilot, firefighter, baker, grocer, doctor and teacher!
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Decoding Detectives - Determine the patterns: CVC, CVCe, vowel pairs and consonant blends.
Learning is fun and Assessing is easy using white boards. The letter boxes are drawn on white boards with permanent markers: black for consonants and a different color for vowels. Once again, from the Dollar Tree. Assessment Forms are included in this post. Students use EXPO pens during lessons and assessments.
The assessment for CVC words is said as follows: Write the word cat - writing a letter in each box. Next, change the beginning letter to a b making the word bat. Now make the word cat. The assessment continues with cab, cap, map, mop, top, tip, tin, ten, pen, pet, pep, pup, and cup. Assessment form is below.