Hey all! Ok....I'm working on some fun things to share with y'all, but I have to say these first couple of weeks have been kicking my behind! To make myself feel better I downloaded season 1 of Vampire Diaries. I LOVE that show! Team Damon all the way!
Onto the good stuff. It really does feel like we've been in school longer than just a couple of weeks--- maybe that's because my kids are ROCKING THE PHONICS DANCE! This morning one of my little girls said, "I LOVE the Phonics Dance!" On Friday we were writing about something we were good at and one of my students was trying to sound out the word jump. She was singing the letter songs at her desk! It was awesome. And she spelled jump correctly. (The former cheerleader in me did some serious toe touches....on the inside. Mostly because I'd probably break something if I tried it "for reals.")
I'll be honest, I haven't used any of the other lessons in the manual yet. Between testing and getting to know my students I just can't yet. For now I'm pretty happy with every student knowing the songs and moves and I'm happy knowing they are using the Phonics Dance in their reading and writing.
*Side note: I WISH I had taped my kiddos doing the Phonics Dance so that I could show parents at Open House!
I'll continue to keep y'all updated!