Marvelous Thinkers Welcome
Aspen Elementary School 2018/2019
Halloween did not get skipped in the reading room this year! We read poems for fluency and used our reading strategies to read directions about a Haunted House we created. Of course, we had some candy too!
It's hard to dig back in your brain and years of education to remember all those phonics sounds, right? Well these guys have them down pat and are happy to share them with you. Here we are practicing the different sound pairs and spellings. We try and identify the sound as quickly as possible! It's quite entertaining, actually!
Bring A Friend to Reading!
Play Shoots and Ladders with Letters!
Play "Slides and Ladders" with upper and lowercase letters to practice identification and sounds! Add to your centers or partner up and play!
Tara gave us a great tip for isolating words. We made these word isolators and it seems to help dramatically with decoding. Seeing all of those words on the page can be intimidating! Just cut a rectangle in a piece of card stock. The students who use these keep them in their reading group materials and pull out during reading groups. It's a quick and effective accommodation. Thanks Tara!
Learning the Letters in Our Name!
Here is one way to practice the letters in your name. You'll need one piece of paper for each letter and a few pages of circle labels (or something similar) with the letters in the students name. Have them transfer labels to letters and match. Make sure every time the stick a label, they say the letter. Great fine motor practice too.
Filling out Punch Cards!
These rock stars all finished their punch cards this week after two months of hard work on their reading. They're ready to celebrate by bringing friends to reading, playing games and eating soft pretzels. Life is good.
Hunting for Vowel Pairs!
Author Todd Mitchell in the house!
Author of Newbery Book Club book, The Last Panter, was here at our very own AES. Students in grades 3-6 had the opportunity to learn about Mitchell's book as well as ask and answer questions about specific parts of the story. What a great opportunity, thanks Denise!
CoCo brought in her favorite book today to share, she was so excited to tell us about it. She even sang us the silly lullaby at the end...AND upside down, for that matter!
Kelly OBranovic has spent years in first grade teaching kids to read! It's one of her favorite things to do!
For quite some time now, Sara Reveal has been teaching at Aspen Elementary School--and loves it! She has taught first and second grades in the past, and now enjoys teaching literacy. While being passionate about helping children find their love of learning, Sara is especially determined to help students cultivate a feeling of joy and wonder when reading.
Lauren loves everything that has to do with kids and numbers! Her motto... "Math, No Problem!"
What are WE Reading?
BAS Scoring Guide
BAS Reading List by Level
High Frequency Words (K-2)
BAR Scope and Sequence
HFW Rainbow System