Chunking, Sounds, Sniffles, and More

The sniffles part belongs to me. I have the sniffles, or rather the stuffed-upness that is kind of going around. At least I didn't catch the flu going around! So I'm taking today off so I don't get any worse and hopefully get a bit better.

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 it! Sometimes she gives them a rubber band and they stretch it during writing time :)



  1. LOVE the rubber band idea! And the pictures are great too! I keep showing my students how their mouths should look like when they make each sound. This pictures on the wall idea will really be helpful in my class ;) Thanks for sharing!

    Grow Up Learning

  2. That is what I love about the blogging world, the sharing of great ideas :)

  3. I love the picture visuals of the mouth shapes. I prompt the kids by using my own mouth, but never thought of using pictures of the students themselves a cues! How clever!
    I teach my kids to stretch out their words using their hands. I begin instruction with a hair tie (instead of rubber bands, only because they tend to be a little less painful if they snap) and then move on to just use our hands. Again, the visual of having it hanging for the kids is great!
    Thanks for sharing these great ideas!
    Hope you feel better soon! I am also home today, but my little one is sick. Hoping to catch up on some blogs that I missed reading last weekend when I was soooo tired!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  4. Thanks Mrs. McKown! Blanket, tea, blogs, and Lifetime movies...I am set!

    Yes, she put up those pics about a week or two ago and first thought, "It's going on my blog!" Love the visuals and thought it was cute using the kiddos in the pics.

  5. Love these ideas, and the pictures are a great visual reminder. Hope you feel better soon!

    The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

  6. Thanks Amy :) Lots of rest, fluids, and cat cuddle time and Lifetime movies today has helped!


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