Happy Friday eve everyone!!! I got some exciting news today (well, exciting for me as I am a *newer* blogger and seller on TPT (Teacher Pay Teachers). Look who was on the homepage of TPT today!!
So, back to business....WOW!! Another week of GREAT learning has gone by so let's get down to it!! This week we were immersed in short i word families. As well as learning about sequencing activities (Say WHAT?? That is such a hard skill for some of them! SO many can verbalize it but putting it to paper is a whole other story!). When we last met, I introduced my Short /i/ Adventures with Skippyjon Jones
OMG!! They are having such a blast with these centers and I have to say I fell in love with my class a little but more!!! They were so engaged and so excited about learning and they really got to the heart of learning this phonics skill. I think when I have more time (who does at this time of year??) I am going to add more pages for sequencing but for now the kids just did great with these centers.
Here's some pictures of the "Spill the Frijoles" Center! They couldn't wait to get their hands on the frijoles!
They loved playing, "Hey Dude! Go Fish with short /i/ words"!
Tomorrow we will be working on the Kitty-Boy Fix It Sentences and making Skippyjon Jones Masks! Ole!! What a fun way to end our fun week with Skippyjon Jones!!
If you'd like to join in on the Short /i/ Adventures with Skippyjon Jones, it is available in my store. Click on the preview picture above to take you there! It's only $5.00!!!
Next week we will be working on Fall centers (so super excited to this as I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fall even though Fall feels like summer in FL) and I will be sharing some centers that I do with you sometime this weekend!!!
This week we also worked on subtraction sentences! Zoinks! I don't know about you but subtraction can be so hard for them. Especially when we work on key words and strategies they still struggle! We have been singing:
If you haven't played this song for your class to help teach subtraction, you are totally missing out. Other than the corny pirate voice, it really is cute and it has words like "less" and "difference"! Brilliant! The kids were getting it when I was talking about subtraction and how we always end up with less and I would sing the song and they sang right along with me! We have also been working really hard with part-part-whole mats and finding the missing parts. If you work out of enVision Math then you would be very familiar with this. Here is a quick assessment that I will be using tomorrow. It's nothing fancy, just something I whipped up to see what they knew and were applying. Click on the picture to download it:
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Ok, well, I am off to *try* and work on lesson plans. I have them in my head but have yet to get them in lesson plan format. You, too, right?? LOL! Happy Friday tomorrow! Yay!!