I have been asked to tell more about our morning routines and some of the activities we do to introduce sounds and phonemic awareness. Here we go…My friends start coming into my room at 8:00, but the bell does not ring until 8:30. So my students have a few options to keep them learning and engaged.
Once they finish this activity, they can move onto a few options. You can read all about my early finisher ideas in THIS post (there is even a free download over there). Here are a few tried and true options: They can do shape puzzles My kids are obsessed! These are a free item from Kerri Bordelon from Teacher Bit & Bobs and we LOVE THEM!
Click here to hop over to Kerri’s post in Blog Hoppin.
Click here to see some of her other great ideas on her blog.
What am I doing during this time?
I’m greeting students, assessing students with ESGI, getting lunch count and attendance, reading parent notes about transportation changes, hugging and drying the tears of students who might need a little TLC, AND if time permits grabbing a few of my intervention students.
Once we finish our pledge, we hit the ground running!
We use the free version. Then I connect to my computer through the AirServer. I would tell you more, but … seriously… I have no idea how it works. It just does! Can I get an alleluia?
We also use our poems to help us identify ALL. KINDS. OF. THINGS. In this photo from last year, we were looking for the capital letters. Right now, we are searching the poems for letters we know.
I used to use highlighting tape, but one of my bloggy friends told me they use the poly folders and cut them up to highlight letters, words, or punctuation… love it!
Last week we looked at some videos. We. Love. This. ONE!!
I can NOT stop singing this one! I can’t embed this video, but if you click on the photo, you will go to You Tube. Seriously, if you are working on rhyming, you will love these two.
And one more!
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