Let me share!
This weeks focus was initial sounds, so a few of my activities centered around this idea.
Here we are engaging in some initial sounds clipping fun. This activity had the kiddies saying what the picture was (eg. nest) isolating the initial sound and then clipping a peg on it. You can find my post about this activity HERE, which includes links to go grab it yourself.
These cubes are so versatile! These have clear pockets on them which means you can use them in reading, writing, maths..... In this activity (for my lower students) they were working on letter id and what sounds does the letter make. They would roll the dice, say the sounds and record on their whiteboard. For my more capable groups, I had various sight words and they completed the same activity. I bought the cubes on Amazon and may need to get another set!
Reading an unfamiliar text was one of our groups. They read with the support teacher who does all the orientation to the text, questions etc and then read the same book with me the following week so they can have a chance to demonstrate fluency, expression, pause etc
Here is another initial sounds sheet I made up for the kiddies. They had to say the word, isolate the sound and then match it to the letter on the page. I just concentrated on letters we have focused on recently
And one of the favourites of the week, the iPad/iPod station. We do have school iPads but we are currently setting them up to be available as class sets. This is my own iPad and my husbands iPod. We were playing Eggy Alphabet and Eggy Words. Go and find them in the app store - you wont be disappointed.
Next weeks focus is making CVC words so I will be busy this weekend making some activities for this focus ....that is after I do some work on my reports :)