Welcome Back to English!
The first few weeks are always a mix of nerves and having fun for students. Many of the students have used a lot of English during their summer vacation, and they can not wait to start using it again. Thus the first week is filled with fun to welcome back students. We read stories, sing songs, and play games to learn about one another.
Once we’ve settled into a groove, we begin building our English by honing in our literacy skills. Collectively the past few weeks all grades have been tackling the sounds of English in different ways. Kindergarten has started the long road of building a strong foundation of letter sounds, while grades 1 & 2 have been reviewing and practicing literacy fluency.
Grades 3-5 have also been tackling phonemic awareness as well. They’ve been learning about the different ways of making, and when they make them. Sound exploration for these grades is important for developing stronger literacy skills, but also
We’ll continue phonemic lessons throughout the year, as it helps learners of all levels. These lessons develop multiple English skills, and increase their understanding on how this difficult language works.