Students have been working on building vowel town. Now that vowel town is all built, students have memorized how to say it on their own and now they are working on finding the vowel town sounds quickly. Knowing and understanding vowel town helps students to read tricky vowels in words and to spell tricky vowels in words. Students have also been learning different screech guides. We learned that What you name e goes to the end of the word (name), qu says /kw/ and /cks/ can be spelled CKS or X.
In writing students have learned different reasons to use a capital. They have also learned about the different types of punctuation. This week students will be challenged to write "5 finger" stories with a topic sentence, 3 details and an ending sentence. Students will also practice checking their work for capitals, punctuation and spelling.
We had some exciting celebrations in the last couple of weeks. We completed our APEX Fun Run, we had Grandparents breakfast and we had our Sight Word Olympics celebrations. Students have been working very hard on their sight words. Our goal is that all students will know their blue ribbon words by the end of 1st quarter. We will have another celebration right before conferences!