Monday, October 6, 2008

Skills Block

During Skills Block last week, the students had the opportunity to compare their work from the beginning of the year to what they are able to produce now. It is amazing the growth everyone has made. It ranges from being able to write their name without help, to writing the beginning sound, to writing the first and last sound they hear, to finally writing down at least three sounds they hear in a word. We can see the difference but the most powerful thing is that the students can see the difference. That is why we use the document camera daily in our room. We would like to take all the credit for teaching your child but often the students learn from each other. Here are a few samples from that lesson. When you look at the work on the left in each photo, it is the sample from the beginning of the year. The pictures are not very detailed and you will only see the beginning sound for each picture. The sample on the right is the most current work. You will notice the pictures have more details, the students have at least the beginning, ending and a few middle sounds.

1 comment:

Melanie Holtsman said...

It is so amazing to me how fast kids learn. Everyday they reveal something new to me I didn't know that they knew!

I'm glad to see this work so when the kids draw pictures at home I can ask them to write the words or the sounds they know.

So cute!