Friday, September 24, 2010

Plenty of Pigs {short i}

This week in reading we have been learning about the short i sound.  

{You can click on the picture to hear the sound short i makes and to read a short i story.}

Today we ended our week by devoting almost the entire day to pigs . . . which of course makes the short i sound.  We began by reading a few versions of a popular pig story.DSCN2312Each book told the same story in a slightly different way.  After we had listened to both of them we discussed their similarities and differences.  Then we made a house shaped book by cutting out all of the pages and sequencing them in the correct order to tell the story of The Three Little Pigs . . . it was the version we were all familiar with!!! 

After morning recess we began working on a BIG writing project.  First we colored six pictures and then cut them out.  Next we sequenced them in a book. DSCN2315 DSCN2316DSCN2319DSCN2318 DSCN2317Then we worked hard to retell the story of The Three Little Pigs in our own words.    We all did a great job sound spelling and using capital letters and punctuation marks.  It was a BIG PIG job!!!DSCN2320DSCN2321DSCN2322DSCN2323DSCN2324DSCN2325

I’m sure we would all agree that our favorite part of the day was when we watched a n episode of BETWEEN THE LIONS that was devoted to the short i {-ig} sound.  We used dry erase boards to record all of the short i words we heard and saw during the show.

{If you’ve never heard of this popular PBS series here’s a peek at one of the segments we saw today.}

We ended our day {and week of short i activities} by reading two final pig stories.  DSCN2326

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