Monday, September 12, 2011

Humpty Dumpty Sits On Our Wall


An important part of the first nine weeks of Kindergarten is our Nursery Rhyme unit.
When children hear and repeat these rhymes, they are becoming aware of identifying and manipulating sounds in language (phonemic awareness). Research in the past decade has shown that phonemic awareness is a predictor of success in learning to read. Once children have some degree of phonemic awareness and letter knowledge they can begin to decode the letter/sound correspondences that make up our written language. Nursery rhymes provide opportunities to hear rhyme, blend and substitute sounds.
In these pictures, students drew, cut out, water colored and decorated their own Humpty Dumpty's. Now they are sitting up on our wall...we hope they don't have a great fall too soon!



5 comments:

Kristen Tiurchy said...

I have many family members following your blog, and my mom (who was also a teacher) thinks you are so creative, and she loves your explanations.

Jennifer Crane said...

Alexa is having a blast. You both make learning so fun and exciting. I love checking the blog and reading about all the great things the class is doing!

Lourdes said...

I love how you all put the rhyme to song and even a dance.

Sunny said...

Wyatt loves, loves, loves Kindergarten. Thank you both for making his first year at CCE so exciting, fulfilling and fun!

Suna Kantor said...

Can't wait to see these, what a FUN way to learn how to read! Thank you!