We worked with the (u) sound on Monday, and played umbrella bingo in our reading groups. We also learned a fun song about a HUGE umbrella.
A nice surprise was that we got four new fish this week in honor of the (f) sound. Three of them are Bala Sharks.
For the letter sound (l) we made agave lemonade on Tuesday. It was our first "cooking" class this year. Squeezing lemons is hard work and so is cooperative learning. It was a good day to bring out a very special book.
Every day each group of students works on reading, spelling and writing skills appropriate for their goals. Some students are writing and recognizing letters and sounds. This week they worked with letters that start with c when you write them (a, d, g, o). Other students work with decodable words made from the letters we have introduced since week 1. And another group worked on reading passages with comprehension and tricky words from the Word Wall.