In exciting news (that'd be the 'more') part, I got me an iPhone! Wooo! So you know how I said that my phone was shutting off? Now I don't have to worry about that anymore. And AT&T had a killer deal and I was allowed to upgrade the max amount and got a 3G for $0.99. That's right, 99 cents! I went with the 3G, not because the 4G was $99.99, but because the 4G has a glass side on the back and knowing me, that'd be cracked within a day. And it's the most reported problem, the breaking. Not much difference except for speed the guy said.
Ok, now on to sounds and chunking. I absolutely adore subbing for this one first grade teacher. Love her kids, love her lessons, and love her room. So inviting! And she has a new addition that I just had to share with you!
I don't know if you can tell but the kiddos' pictures, they are forming the sound in their mouth. So "sh" he has his finger up. Then sounds with 'sh' are put below it. "Th" her mouth and tongue are formed. And "ch" has his mouth ready. For 'ou' she has a bandaid. Sooooo cute! And the best part is the kiddos use this all the time. When they are writing, they look over there. Or one reading center was to get their book box and with a sticky note, write all the 'ing', 'er', 'ch', 'th', 'ou' words they could and they LOVE it!
There is also this cute wall area about authors:
And the rubber band for stretching out words...love it! Sometimes she gives them a rubber band and they stretch it during writing time :)