Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Currently

I am linking up with Farley's September "Currently". It's been a long while since I did!!!

Is it really September? It is definitely hot. And so the air conditioner is a "nice" sound to listen to.

Yesterday was Labor Day and I did no labor! Enough said.

My last uncle passed away on Saturday. He was getting ready to watch the Tennessee Vols play and suffered a major heart attack. My aunt had passed away ten years ago so he was ready to see her again. 

I am enjoying reading on my Ipad. Can't get enough of reading! But I am always searching for the next book to add.

Tomorrow I will take care of the mani and pedi. It's been four long weeks and my hands and feet are embarrassing!

I am going to Vegas "baby" in a week. I've never been to NYC and am really wanting to make that trip. Anywhere with a beach, blue water, and sand is always great also!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

S Blends==at the beginning

Decoding short vowel words is a MUST for successful reading. When kids enter first grade they are expected to know all their consonants and vowels and be ready to move ahead.
Well, that is an expectation but not a realization.
I've made another set of beginning blends in order to give them practice.
       We also use this from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits to practice with different phonetic blends, word families. They are so easy to make as long as I have some sticks and sharpies--my kind of management.

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