Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homework - Beginning Sounds

The next step after kindergarten students begin recognizing specific letters of the alphabet, is working on beginning sounds. Learning the beginning sounds of letters is one of the first steps in learning to read. This week's homework assignment was for children to look around their house for small objects that begin with the same sound as their name. A paper bag was provided for the students to put these objects in. Today we started to share the bags that have come in so far and tomorrow we will finish. In this picture we have a car, keys, crown, comb, crayon, colored pencil, cards, cookies, a cat, and keys. Do you know what sound this kindergarten student's name starts with? :)


Kristen Tiurchy said...

Oops, I thought the words had to have the same beginning sounds as in the name, so we were scrambling to find words starting with the "Jay" sound for James! Anyway, thanks for taking the time to do this blog. It really does help us expand his dinner conversation from "my day was good!"

Christa said...

Bryn loved this assignment! She told me all about presenting her items to everyone. It's so great to hear the excitement in her voice when she tells me about her day. Thanks for making learning so much fun :)

Crissy said...

This blog is fantastic and I'm sorry to not have said so sooner! Keeley's family members in Georgia have been reading the blog daily since the first day of school. Your days are filled with making school a wonderful learning experience for the kids, and yet you still find the time to keep all of us at home informed. Thank you so much for all you do! Keeley loves school, thanks to you.