I know, I know. .. . it's Thursday and I'm joining a party that started on Tuesday. I was assured by Steph, over at "Stay Tuned" that I wouldn't be crashing the party! :)
So, here are 4 things that we (my student teacher and I) are doing this fall.
1. Rhythm reading! I see my kids on a 4 day rotation so I start tika-tika prep by singing songs and games that have tika-tika in the end of 2nd grade but we don't start analyzing, describing, decoding and talking about the critical attributes of it until 3rd grade.
2. Again, 4 day rotation, so I never got to presenting so-mi in 1st grade. I can't tell you how embarrassed I am to admit that! Here's a preparation writing activity that we do. The high and low boxes help them get the idea that the notes can not be stacked on top of each other. This is part of my so-mi bundle, which you can read about more here.
There is a bathroom sign (they use the clips from the behavior chart):
The behavior chart:
I had these signs last year but I revamped them (these are last years) to match the behavior charts, which come in:
And I had this from last year, but rarely used it. So, the goal is to use it more:
Thanks, Steph, for letting me crash the party! :)