We are off to a great start in Reading Workshop! Our young readers are putting their super powers to the test as they read their "just right" books. We use our picture power, pointer power, snap word power, and pattern power - students are very excited to share these powers with you this weekend! During our phonics work this week, our students were detectives. They played the game, “What’s My Rule?" and worked together to figure out similarities within a group of words. For example, what do and, am, and at have in common? They responded with great answers: “They start with a, and they are lowercase letters.” Our goal is to help our students get excited about learning new sight words. As we learn about word families, such as words ending in at, students will begin to understand and recognize how letters make different sounds when they are grouped together. In addition, kindergarten also studies a new snap word every week. We say the word, read it, spell it, and then we use it in our writing. Our snap words thus far this year are I, a, and, am, at, is, it, look, like, me, and to.