We have been learning about digraphs all year - the "th", "ch" and "sh" sounds.
Now that my kinders are getting really good at "kid-writing" we have been putting these sounds to work!
When teaching, I refer to the various sounds as follows:
th - I tell the students to bite their tongue and think of the word 'thumb' or 'think'
sh - I put a finger to my lips and say the sound, which looks like I am asking them to be quiet
ch - I move my arm up and down like I am riding a train and say "choo-choo"
(I didn't want to use a picture of train for the "ch" sound because students might get confused with the "tr" sound)
I love it when we are sounding out a word, say "chicken", and one of my students says, "Hey, I hear the "ch" sound....hmmm". I wanted to create a set of simple posters where I could display these sounds and some pictures of things that begin with the digraphs. That way, students can easily refer to them when they want to write a digraph.
If you'd like a copy just click on the picture above.
I've been hard at work this week (it was March Break for me!) creating and updating some units.
Here's a picture of my new unit, Spring!
It's packed with lots of fun things....now let's just hope the spring gets here soon!
And for those of you who already own my Down on the Farm unit, I gave it a complete makeover!
Re-download it from TpT if you have it already.
I added over 100 pages full of literacy and math centres!
I also put my St. Patrick's Day unit on sale until tomorrow night HALF OFF!
Be sure to snag it before the end of the weekend!