Luckily, the universe was left unlocked.
That's how I'm feeling right now after working with the kids in KIDS club this afternoon. Most of them have learned the Soundabet almost completely and mastered them to the point that they're quick and automatic. I was putting together cards like OY-S-T-ER and asking the kids to "sing" the sounds together instead of saying them in ordinary speech, which tends to separate the sounds.
So the students were singing the Soundabet sounds together: "oyster" and "storm" and "cartoon" and on and on.
We teachers live for days when the learning all comes together and the students act like it's easy to read. Of course it's easy... once you know how. I feel grateful for all the parents who've given their kids practice at home.
A good today with the whole class, too. We did have a lot absent: Elena, Elsa, Gavin, Mollie. Elena's grandpa brought snack in even though she was not able to come in today. Thank you!
Ryan demonstrated his mastery of the Soundabet and got the class it's full choice time at the end of the day. It was Danny's birthday today and tomorrow it will be Alyssa's.
|Jaden working on Zoobs|
|Lilly did a wax melt drawing.|
|The birthday boy|