|When AtG saw there were some chips leftover, he asked, "What are we gonna do with those?" I responded, "You're going to eat them." "I AM?" "Yes, you are." Eyes as big as saucers, he shouts for the household to hear, "I get to each chocolate chips!"|
|To date, we know the sounds of c (2 sounds), d, g, m, l, h, t, j, k, p, ch and all the sounds for a, o, and i.|
As a result of sticking to the spell first philosophy, we can sound out to spell, then read the following words: dad, had, am, cat, at, hag, tag, ham, dog, mad, mat, hat, dot, got, hot, cot, cod, tom, cog, mom, lad, lot, tot, log, hit, lid, it, tim, dig, dim, mid, hid, him, did, lit, jam, jim, jag, jig, jog, jot, kid, kit, kim, pig, gap, pad, pam, hip, cap, hip, cap, pat, tap, pot, hop, mop, top, cop, lip, lap, chad, chat, chip, chit, chop, chap, chit-chat. AtG can spell them, write them, and read them if I write them. He is still sounding them out, nothing is memorized, so it's not like he looks and says yet, but that isn't the point for us. He is sounding out well and remembering the sounds as he goes.
He can also make the following sentences, learning dictation in the process: Tom got hot. The log got hot. Dot had a hot mat. Dad got mad at the lad. Mom got mad at the cat. The hog got the ham. Time hid the lid. Did the lad hit it? Dad got a cat for Tim. Jim hid the jam. Did Tim jig and jog? Mom had a lot of jam. Did Kim hi the kit? A kid kid jog. Did Kim pat the pig? The top of the pot is hot. Did the kid tap him? The chap had a cap. Chad and Tom had a chat. Did dad chop a log?
I have been using magnetic tiles more than writing for sentence building. I have him write one sentence a day and then we build three per day. It is a slow process, but it is working and he never stops smiling.
|We don't use capitals or punctuation yet, so here's our sentence: did dad chop a log Vowels are colored red to stick with the Phonics Road model, and we underlined our first consonant team|
We're at the point where a letter a week has turned into 3 letters per week, or 1 letter per day. We do instruction together on M, W, and F. On T and Th, he plays on Starfall.com for 30 minutes. We're doing fine and I'm pleased. He the above sentence for his momma this morning and she was smiling pretty widely, too. God is good!