We started this week off by organizing our papers from the pick-up on Friday. We worked more with the u sound. We wrote some two letter words. First, we quietly pounded the syllables. We pounded with the opposite hand that we write with, then tapped out the sounds with our fingers while we wrote them down. We also wrote two sentences, with a focus on putting spaces between words. Again, we used the hand opposite our writing hand to put a finger space between words. I noticed in the children's writing they were forgetting to use spaces again. Now that they are writing more, they are working a little quicker and independently, and that may lead to forgetting some of the things we have done together. We will be focusing on putting spaces between words again, as well as using the three line paper with the dotted line in the middle. We are writing the letters more carefully to print smaller and put the letters in the correct space on the lines. We use the house to remind the children where the lines should be, so we talk about the downstairs, upstairs and the basement.
We will continue to work work through testing this week. Tomorrow we will be doing more reading testing which is one on one testing in a breakout room, and math testing whole group. We got a lot of testing done today because the children worked really well on their own!
Have a nice vening!