Shared Reading: Wheels on the Bus

Today we did our first shared reading poem. The children figured out that our shared reading poem was The Wheels On The Bus by using strategies such as:

1. Looking for Popcorn Words.
2. Sounding out the letters. (Stretchy Snake Strategy)
3. Looking at the pictures. (Eagle Eye Strategy)

I was amazed at how every child participated in the shared reading following along with my pointer.

Here is a copy of our poem:
wheels-on-the-bus

Here is a copy of the Popcorn Song for review and for our new families to Winona. The song is sung starting with like and you go down the columns. The song is sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb.

Popcorn Song

Here is a videolink to Alphardy which will help your child review his or her letter sounds!

The Sounds Of The Alphabet

To begin the year we are reviewing the sounds of the alphabet and playing oral games where we put sounds together to make words and take words apart to hear the different sounds heard in them! We are also playing rhyming games, counting the syllables we hear in words and playing listening games!

Here are some of the alphabet videos we have been watching: