So Amanda and I had school today rather than a 3 day weekend, and although it’s a bummer that so many other people were off today (including my husband who is also a teacher!) I decided to look at the positives from being at school today:
1. Traffic was barely existent this morning so I got to school in record time- can’t beat that on a Monday morning!
2. My little friends were all super today!
3. We got to do my fun President’s Day CVC Word Sorts actually on President’s day! Woohoo!
I thought I’d pop on here real quick and just show you what we did- if you are looking for a fun way to include some presidents into your lessons this week, check out this CVC Word Sorts Pack here! My little friends did a super job with these sorts and they really read a whole lot of words because there are 60 CVC words in this pack! They sorted the first set of words by short vowel sound and then in the second set, they sorted by word family. Each time they had to choose a word from the bucket, read the word and then sort it. My 1st graders did an extension to the activity by choosing 2 words and typing sentences on their computer using those words. (There are also recording sheets for each word sort!) For the 2nd sort with word families, I turned it into a little game for one of my more active groups so they didn’t have to sit the whole time- they were able to choose a word from the bucket, read it and then walk around the circle to find the matching word family…this was pretty exciting to them! (Whatever works, right?!)
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.