Inside Issue #3Our Third Newsletter:
We explore, ‘What can we cook together?’ with an activity and picture story book, “No More Beige Food.” We look at the pencil grip and building the muscles in your child’s hand.
‘When two vowels go walking the first one does NOT do the talking!’ how personality traits affect our experiences in the picture story book, “Voices in the Park”, and a Timetable and Scedule for Teaching Spelling.
‘Solution to Teaching Spelling...’ using Dr Scarborough’s reading rope illustration, and Teacher feedback on The Alphabet Program.
We look at teaching the direction of letters with a free direction of letters guide and printing paper.
“What Can We Cook Together”
This project is about taking the opportunity to explore what you can cook together. What do the ingredients look like? How do you prepare them? How do you follow a recipe? What will the food taste like?
Pencil Grip & Sewing
The way your child holds their pencil when they are printing, colouring, and drawing is very important. If your child has an incorrect pencil grip it prevents full rotation and their hand will get tired as they increase the amount of drawing and writing they do. This can cause challenges when they are writing at school as they can become fatigued and discouraged.
When Two Vowels Go Walking …
One of the cute rhymes educators use to help them teach vowel teams to students is, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.” Although this is the case for some vowel teams it is definitely not true for over 60% of the sounds two vowels make when they are together.
Picture Story Book – Voices In The Park
Voices in the Park shares the stories of each character interacting with other characters in the same park and how each one has a different perspective relating to how they are feeling and behaving.
Spelling Timetable For The Week
I was recently at a workshop where the presenter said, “I know I’m explaining everything to you here, but what I really know teachers want is just to know when a where to teach it.” This got me thinking that it would be a good idea to do just that.
A Solution To Teaching Spelling …
Very few teachers are taught how to teach spelling. I have many teachers comment to me, “I didn’t know that.” Not only didn’t they know a spelling convention, they are very confused about how to teach it. This can create a problem. Spelling is the gateway to all learning in school.
Direction For Printing
I have found that some of my students have got into bad habits when forming their letters. They’ve created their own way of printing for speed and keeping up with classroom work. This has its challenges because I’m not only trying to break a habit but also trying to get as much practise as possible
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