Sign Language Alphabet

September 18th, 2016

In addition to oral storytelling, the phonics component of our day relies heavily upon sign language. Teaching young (hearing) children to sign, offers numerous benefits. Visit Bright Signs Learningfor a brief overview of benefits associated with teaching sign language to hearing children. Also, I am included an alphabet poster below, with hopes that you may be interested in tying in sign language to your sight word practice sessions at home.
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Phonological Awareness

September 13th, 2016

One of the most important precursors to reading instruction is developing phonological awareness (the ability to identify and manipulate sounds in spoken words). Here is a wonderful resource that explains the skill set and provides numerous practice activities. We are working through the scope and sequence of the package in class.

Austin’s Butterfly

September 7th, 2016

Our class recently watched the story of Austin’s Butterfly, to encourage us to create multiple drafts of our work, give and value specific feedback and adopt a growth mindset. Take a look at the clip below.