Saturday, February 19, 2011

Greek Alphabet Banner

Image from the etsy handmade shop of Play to Learn

In my Greek classes, we usually spend the first half of the year learning the alphabet and letter sounds. Come January, its time to read,and to accomplish this, we review our letters and letter sounds constantly. I created this banner for my classes for a couple of reasons. First, I have marked all the vowels red and the consonants blue. The children are taught that the vowels are red because they like to have big voices. Secondly, word association. Each letter has a word and an image that is in view during class if they need help. At the start of each class, after we do weather and calendar, we review our alphabet. A student is invited to come to the front of the class with a pointer and lead us in our lettter reveiw. You can find my banner here

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Word Wall

It's an exciting time in Kindergarten!! We have reviewed all the letters of the alphabet and we are beginning to read words and sentences. The photo above is of our classroom word wall, where we put words that we know how to read. We review these words every session and include them in our word journals.
In this class, we follow the curriculum set out by Papaloizos Publishing for Kindergarten, so most of the words included in this area are from the chapters we have completed so far.