Our first graders have been loving our Word Study portion of the school day! We spend this time of the day studying words, letters, sounds, syllables, etc. To guide us through our lessons, we have a class mascot named Rasheed helping us out.
Rasheed has been helping us build a routine of looking for certain word features every time we look at a new word.
These past two weeks, we’ve paid close attention to vowels and all the sounds a vowel can make. And most recently, we introduced the idea that two letters can blend themselves together (BLENDS = cl, st, dr, etc.) and two letters can work together to create a whole new sound (DIGRAPHS = th, sh, ch, wh, etc.).