Some other highlights this week included using watercolors to "magically" reveal sight words and numbers that we are working on. If you want to do a project like this at home, all you need to do is write or draw whatever image you want on a white piece of paper with white crayon. The crayon wax repels the water, so the paint doesn't adhere to the crayon.
We spent time practicing stretching out our words to try and hear all the sounds and then spell them out on our papers in writing. These students are becoming strong phonetic spellers, which is perfect for this stage in their word and linguistic development! They are also beginning to recognize punctuation markings--periods, exclamation points and question marks. After we finish writing a sentence, I always ask them, "Now, is that an asking sentence? Or a statement?" They identify which kind of sentence it is and put the correct punctuation at the end. Next up: spacing in our writing, and capital letters at the beginning of a sentence.
|More math games|
|Trying blood oranges for Harvest of the Month|
|Magically revealing sight words|
|Building leprechaun traps|
|A finished leprechaun trap, complete with a rainbow entrance|