We have one week of RtI interventions behind us. I have two groups of tier III to teach this cycle. I like to have tier III as one on one, but this time I am having to teach it one teacher (me) to two students due to staffing. We just don't have enough teachers to cover everything. Does your school ever not have enough teachers for RtI? Classroom teachers stay in their rooms to do tier I with reading/literacy teachers staffing tier II and tier III.
I have students in both of my groups working hard to master short vowel sounds. Whewww, those can be hard for some students to learn and apply to reading and writing. We will be using several of my activities this week from my short vowel pack to help us out. As always, click the pictures to download the lesson plans so you can access the clickable links.
My short vowel activity pack can be found in the First Grade Literacy Bundle along with some other great activities by some first grade teachers. You only have a few days left to pick this bundle up before it is no longer available. Click here or the bundle picture at the end of this post to see what all is included!
I wanted to share what my kinder friends have been working on! They were learning the letter Mm and needed something personal to link it to. They chose m & ms so we made Monsters Munching m & ms. I have always thought it makes a big difference if students (anyone) can make a personal link to what they are learning.
Of course, we couldn't just glue the m & ms to the monsters, we had to sample a few too! Click here if you would like the pattern to this fun activity. I included m & m circles in case your school doesn't allow the candy.
For your students that are reading beginning sight words, here is an I Have Who Has freebie game for you! Click here or the picture to pick it up.