The class I have now is setting new records——at least for me——in Soundabet mastery.
I have 29 students in my class, and 20 of them have mastered the Soundabet in uppercase letters. Many have mastered the Soundabet in both upper and lowercase as well as being able to read all 40 of the Soundabet guide words at the bottom of the cards as well. A number are working to master a list of 100 words from a Scholastic Flash Card set. This is a reading/writing group of students. Not that many years ago I was pleased when only 4 students had mastered the Soundabet by the winter break.... We've come a long ways in teaching literacy in kindergarten.
This afternoon one of the students called me "The King of Kindergarten."
I told her, "If I'm the King of Kindergarten, then you're the Princess."