Today in our workshop time we talked about the habits of fluent readers. I told them that in grade 1 they had to work hard to decode (figure out) the words, but now that they are in grade 2 they need to start to think about how their reading sounds as well.
I found some cute Star Wars reading fluency posters (on Pinterest of course 🙂 ) and we talked about all the parts of reading fluently. Here they are:
The only way to become a more fluent reader is to practice reading out loud. Keep these factors in mind when reading with your child, and help them to become a more fluent reader.
We are going to practice reading fluently tomorrow using two of my favourite things….Gerald and Piggie books, and the Ipads!
Today while the students were in music, Ms. Neudorf (our trusty photographer) took some pictures of what they did with Ms. Lloyd. Ms. Lloyd is our Arts Ed. teacher. She takes our class for 45 minutes every Wednesday afternoon.
Today they started the class by watching a video about John Arcand. He is the musician of the month for February. He is a master of the Metis fiddle and he also makes his own fiddles.
Then they moved onto using the Boom Wackers…..
For a drama activity the students warmed up their faces by making a “lemon face” and a “lion face”
Groups were then given a letter and had to decide on an action for their classmates to guess their word. For example R-roar S- swim D-dog and B-basketball
I always tease the students that it is my “quiet time” when they go to music….but it sure sounds like fun 🙂