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Letter Sounds: J, L, G, K, F, V October 27, 2012

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Phonic Soup — Bethany Arsenault @ 2:59 pm

 

We have been learning many new letter sounds in class.  We are also learning how letter sounds work together to make words.  Practice making 3 letter words at home 🙂

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F – “Funny Fang says F-F-F”

Motion Description: Make 2 vampire fangs with your index fingers

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V – “Vibrating Vacuum says VVVV”

Motion Description Make a V with your point and middle fingers.  move it forward like a vacuum

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O says “O000”

Open your mouth wide and trace a circle around your mouth with your finger – your mouth looks like the letter O!

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K – “Katie Kleenex says K- K- K”

Motion Description: When Katie coughs it sounds like the K sounds!

 

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G – “Gulping Glass says G-G-G”

Motion Description: Pretend to drink or “gulp” from a glass.  That sound is the G sound!

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I – “Ichabod says i – i – i”

Ichabod doesn’t like his spinach so he says i – i – i

Motion description: Point to tip of nose and push to wrinkle it!

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~ We will be studying the following sounds next week! ~

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L – “Lullaby Lady says LLLL”

Motion Desctiption: pretend you are singing a lullaby and rocking a baby

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J – “Jumping Jumprope says J-J-J”

Motion Description: Pretend like you are jumping rope and when your feet land, they make the “j” sound.

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R – “Red Rooster says R-r-r”

Motion Description: Flap your “wings” like a rooster and sound like one too!

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E – Ebeneezer say “short E sound”

Motion Description: Cup hand up to ear trying to hear (eh? eh?)

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Letter Sounds we are studying this week! September 16, 2012

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Phonic Soup — Bethany Arsenault @ 2:57 pm

PHONIC SOUP UPDATE!

Help your child find words that either begin or contain the following letter sounds at home.  We have been working on knowing the difference between a letter NAME and a letter SOUND.  Please help your child practice knowing the difference at home.  Point to upper and lowercase letters in your child’s environment to see if they know the letter sound each letter makes.  Encourage your child to use the Phonic Soup kinesthetic motion that relates to each letter sound.  *

 

We studied these letter names and sounds last week:

N – “Neverman says N, N, N”

Shake head back and forth

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A – “Al says aaa”

put hand in front of face and then brush away

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We will study these letter sounds this week (Mon/Tues):

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snare_drumD – Drumming Drummer says D, D, D

Pretend that you are drumming using index fingers


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Full-WhiteKitchenTimerT – Ticking Timer says, “T-T-T”

*finger ticks back and forth

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We will study these letters on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

 

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Hands pretend to karate chop


 

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H – “Happy the Clown says, H-H-H”

Put hand in front of hand and say H sound (feel breath)


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thumbs_upShort U – (Umbrella)

point up up up

 

First few days! September 12, 2012

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Phonic Soup — Bethany Arsenault @ 1:04 am

This week we studied the letters M and B!

Practice the letter sounds and letter names M, B.  Look for things that begin with these letters around the house and in the car.

We also use a character and hand motion to help us remember how to make the sound.  (Your children should be able to show you the hand motions, tell you the letter name and the letter sound.)

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M  –    “Marvelous Marshmallows… mmm (lips pressing)

Rub belly when you say this 

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B –   “Bubbling Beans say B, B, B” (lips are bouncing)

Motion hands downward (ask your child to show you)

 

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.Click here to visit my phonic soup project for more information about M and B and some fun online and printable activities!

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Next week we will be studying P and W!!!

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P – “Popping Popcorn…P, P, P”   –   

Pretend to pop popcorn in the air with your hands.

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W – “Wendy the Whiner says W, W, W”   –   Pretend you are Wendy who is whining to be picked up.  Arms up straight.  The cool part is that you are making a W with your arms/head!

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****Please make sure that your child is practicing the letter sound correctly.  For example, make sure that they are not pronouncing the P sound as “PUH”.  We often use an imaginary pair of scissors to “cut” the sound to avoid adding the extra “uh” sound.

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We also talked about Speech Helpers (see link for more information: Speech Helpers!

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Phonic Soup October 18, 2011

Filed under: Phonic Soup — Bethany Arsenault @ 1:59 am

Description from the official website: “Phonic Soup” is a developmentally appropriate, language-based phonemic awareness program which teaches equentially and methodically the skills associated with phonemic awareness: rhyming, alliteration, letter recognition, sound-symbol association, sound blending, sound segmenting, simple reading decoding, and early spelling skills.   Through the use of multi-sensory language-enriched materials, a unique connection is made between language and phonic experiences.   “Phonic Soup” program offers reading and beginning reading materials that are appropriate for use with youngsters aged 2 years through 7 years.

See the posts below for the letter sound & motions!

 

Phonic Soup October 17, 2011

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Mrs. A's Phonic Soup Project!,Phonic Soup — Bethany Arsenault @ 3:51 pm

I created an Alphabet/Phonic Soup project for one of my graduate classes.  We had to create an online course.  It is a work in progress, but the content is perfect for reviewing letter names/sounds as we study them.  Please ignore all the “assignments and projects” on the site, unless you really want to do them 😉

You’ll notice that the project is housed in the same blog format/theme as our classroom blog.  This might make it easier to navigate.  It will ask you to start navigating the site in a certain order (as if you were actually taking the course), but you can just start clicking the letters on the right hand side.

Here is the link to my project:

http://kindergartenphonics.wordpress.com/

 

 
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