We had great fun this morning as everyone came in they colored their I headband from the Moffatt Girls. We added feathers behind the I for a headdress and a Pilgrim style hat on the back side so they could decide what side to have in front. We listened to Native American Round Dance music while we made our headbands and while we read stories about the Pilgrims and Indians. Next we moved into reading. We practiced the letter Ii on the SMARTboard and each child took a turn tracing the letters while we all said, "/i/"!
I took a video of our reading lesson this morning. Because of the blog restrictions I had to split it into 3 videos (a total of 15 minutes in length). It may be helpful to watch through them to see how we do our shared reading lesson together. The way I read through books (even one-on-one with beginning readers) is to sound out each word and then go back and fluently reread the sentence. I'd highly encourage you to do this at home. The beginning reader books that we use throughout the whole year come from The Amazing Action Alphabet.