Hello from the Kindy 1 classroom!
During the beginning of the year we worked hard on learning and tracing the alphabet. Now that we’re halfway through the year, we’ve been busy practicing phonics and writing the letters on our own.
We know that phonics are the sounds that each of the letters make. Phonics are how we learn to read words.
For each flashcard, Kara sounds out each letter and makes a motion with her hands. “B! buh, buh, buh, buh.”
After she is finished, we repeat what she says and does.
We always have so much fun when we practice our phonics sounds!
We’ve been doing so well recognizing our phonics sounds that we are able to practice reading small words.
“What sound does B make?” “Buh.” “Great job!”
“What sounds does A make?” “Ah” “Nice work!”
“Can you read this word?” “Bat!” “Excellent!”
After we practice phonics, we are ready to work on our writing.
Before we begin, Kara has us write our names at the top of the page.
We can do it all by ourselves!
Next, Kara asks us what letter it is and what each of the pictures are. We take turns answering.
“It’s a vacuum!” “It’s a web!”
We watch carefully as Kara writes each letter on the board.
After we are done watching, we practice writing the letters with our fingers!
Once we are done practicing, we are ready to write the letters on our own.
“Your big V looks great! “Good job!”
After we write the letters nicely on our own, Kara and Momoko give us a stamp.
“You did it! “Great job!”
After we get our stamp, we get to color!
“So colorful!” “Looks nice!”
Before we go home, we make sure to clean our desks and put our chairs away.
You’re doing a wonderful job using phonics and writing the alphabet, Kindy 1.
You’ve improved so much, and Kara and Momoko are proud of how hard you’ve been working. Keep up the great work!