This week we continued to work hard and to learn while having fun in Grade 1 ESL.
We continued the study of phonics using the Jolly Phonics program; this week we studied the phonemesqu, th, and ou. We used them in singing, reading and writing, as they are a great help for our students at this stage in their learning.
In Guided Reading we explored books such as: Sam’s Race, Little Teddy and Monkey, Ben’s Teddy Bearand Lilly’s Play House. The complexity level of our books continues to increase, as our students become more confident while reading and as their decoding and comprehension skills develop.
We wrote another recount during Guided Writing, and because we wrote about our long weekend, the students were challenged to move from writing one or two sentences to expanding their writing in order to tell about each of the 4 days of our weekend last week. The students were also encouraged to write with a stronger voice and to express their feelings when writing.
We played action games such as Simon Says, where students were encouraged to give direction to each other, and Headbandz, which offered our students the opportunity to ask and answer questions in order to guess what was on their secret card.
Please find below a few pictures taken in our class this week. Enjoy!