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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle

Language

on October 31, 2012

The past week we have been learning The Corner Grocery Store. It is a wonderful silly song replete with rhyming words (e.g. Corn/horn, beans/jeans). I am encouraging the class to come up with pairs of rhyming words so we can create new verses. I have also been working on rhyming with the class via silly names. When I select students names for centres I replace the initial sound of their names with a different sound. For instance, I would say Pallum instead of Callum. The class then guesses who it is.

Working on identifying the amount of syllables in a word is ongoing. We clap a word then say it again counting the syllables on our fingers. Whenever there is down time, such as when there is buffering on the Smartboard, we practice identifying the amount of syllables in words. You can reinforce this at home when you have a few spare moments. ( e.g while waiting in lineups, at a red light).

Below is a photo of a poem we’ve been learning this week.

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