This post will be super fast.
With 5.5 days remaining in this school year,
I still have several unfinished projects yet to complete and
there's no time to be long-winded.
In any case...
my Scott Foresman friends will understand when I say
it's Alexander Graham Bell week.
It's certainly not my favorite story
but we're too close to the end
to worry about it now.
This week is all about the aw / au vowel digraph
and I'm using these mini-books
to hammer that pattern home.
I use them at the beginnning
of my small groups
and my kids practice reading
while they wait a moment for me
to join them at the table.
Once I sit down,
a friend is seated beside me
and I listen to him/her practice reading
the aw/au words in context.
Each page in the booklet
features a word or two with the given vowel pattern
and the cute graphics lend support
for those kiddos who need it.
Some of my booklets hold as few as 12 sentences.
Others hold more.
It's all based on my kids' needs.
You can read more about it HERE.
Other Alexander activities we've enjoyed this week include
this short and sweet video
my kids enjoyed this one as well.
After viewing the two videos,
we completed this pocket chart
fact and fiction
My kiddos thoroughly enjoyed it,
especially when I added the element
of earning points for correct responses.
Oh, my goodness!
They were off.the.chain. in an effort to participate.
Would you like a copy?
It's available HERE.
is your countdown in the single digits?