I recently celebrated two big milestones: (1) I turned 28 and (2) I lost 50 pounds (which I had gained between the first week of grad school until the last, embarrassingly enough) and for the latter, I promised myself an iPad. I finally followed through on that promise last week! I am really excited to use this with my kiddos and I plan to spend some time this weekend researching some apps.
I thought I would share something I did this week with my younger students who work on beginning /s/ blends. A lot of the kiddos need help with that concept of long and snaky + short.
We broke out my long sentence white boards and flipped them over to the blank side. We drew a long snake and a short little snake head (or tongue).