Here is what we are working on:

Diagraphs have been introduced! Here are the ones that we are learning...

sh, ch, th, wh, ck

We have learned all of the uppercase letters! Now we are learning about short and long vowel sounds. We keep practicing sounds out and spelling words.

We are learning the correct formation for uppercase letters. We are learning 2 (and sometimes 3) letters a day.

We have begun learning how to tap out words in order to read them. Here is an example of what that means.

All of the letters have been introduced! Next we will be learning a strategy to help with sounding out words.

The first unit in Fundations will last 12 weeks. Each week, two or three lowercase letters are introduced. Students will learn the name of the letters, the sounds, and the correct formation. At the beginning of each week, I will send home a copy of the letters that we will be focusing on. The pages will come in handy if your child practices writing at home. This will also help you to reinforce to your child how to write each letter correctly.

Week 1- t, b, f

Week 2- n, m

Week 3- c, a (We learn about vowels)

Week 4- i, r

Week 5- o, u

Week 6- g, d, s

Week 7- e, u

Week 8- l, h, k

Week 9- p, j

Week 10- v, w

Week 11- z, qu

Week 12- y, x