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- Carolyn M., 1st year teacher
- Aiken, SC
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First graders read and identify words that end in "ip" and participate in a recitation of a nursery rhyme using finger puppets. They develop a list of words that rhyme with ip and read the list. Students then cut out puppets for "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater," and recite the poem while acting it out with their puppets.
Students identify, write, and repeat the letters of the Spanish alphabet. They use the computer to look up the Spanish alphabet on the Internet and to locate first names to choose for class. Students then write their name in Spanish, spell and say their names in Spanish while standing in front of the class, and create and design a name tent with their new Spanish name on it.
Young scholars are introduced to skills to help them become better readers. With a partner, they use magazines to identify consonant pairs and participate in a game naming words that ends with consonants. As a class, they practice clapping out the syllables and making words by pulling vowels and consonants out of a hat.
Second graders participate in an auditory discrimination review session to begin the literacy block. Next, they practice using their phonics skills to spell given words using the SAS method. In the text comprehension section, they compare and contrast two of Aesop's fables. Finally, they recite all of the poems they know.
Third graders listen to the teacher read "The Sneetches" prior to creating charts about their individual characteristics. After numerous examples of individuality, they compile them on chart paper. As an extension, 3rd graders write acrostic poems using words to describe their characteristics and individuality.