What a week! We just finished up our Reading Celebrations with a cowboy theme (pictures coming soon) and this week will be our Parent/Teacher Conferences. We do get Friday off of school, but the long day and night of conferences makes up for it. Our school dismissed students at 12:00 and then conferences until 8:00. I have about 40 conferences to do within that time frame. Lots and lots of fast talking to get it all in!
My tier III students are showing some progress and are ready to move on to the next sight word list. They have worked really hard for this and were proud of themselves. Some improvement has been made on short vowel sounds, but not enough yet so we will press on. One student is showing difficulty with ending sounds. So I need to adjust my teaching to that and squeeze in some time for that skill. And I do mean squeeze in time! Our RtI time is 30 minutes every day- and our principal protects that time. I always feel like I need more time with these students.
Sound Beginnings is an iPad app that I found that will help my students with beginning, middle, and ending sounds. You have control over which sounds, how many choices, and whether students go from pictures to letters or letters to pictures. It is a great app that gives the student some really good practice on these skills and it’s FREE! I forgot to include in my visual plans, but it will be a good one for my student that needs to strengthen ending sounds/letters.
Happy blessed Sunday!
Thank you for the APP idea! This will be very helpful for those who need the skill!
Sandi at Literacy Minute
You are welcome, Sandi! It is a really good app!
Everyone deServes to Learn says
I am just starting to work on blending sounds with my newcomers, and I forgot I had that app! Thanks for the reminder! Do you tap out the sounds like in Wilson/Fundations when you teach to blend?
Everyone deServes to Learn
You are welcome, Maria! I teach the students to push the sounds together.
Thanks for the app. I'm always looking something for my kiddos to work on (especially those who need that extra practice!)
Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten
You are welcome, Nicki! I hope you like the app. It is a really good one!
Conference week is always a long one. You'll deserve your Friday off for sure!
Forever in First
I agree, Tammy. Conference week seems extra long with all that we have to do to get ready and then having the conferences.