Wow! What a response to the first week. Great feedback from students and parents regarding the hunt for /air/ words. We had a little confusion initially between the /air/ and the /ar/ sound so this week we are going to make that our focus.
If you can encourage your child/ren to write down the words on a piece of paper (they can keep it in their home reader folder). This will enable us to speed up the process and check for understanding. We will again be unpacking the sound as a group together and have a little time being word watchers at school, but if you can encourage the practice at home that would be exceptional. With this sound, students will often confuse the digraph (two letters that form a single sound) as the letter ‘r’. When you see the most common examples (below) you’ll understand why.
Remember reading the word out aloud helps and saying it preceding one of the words above gives a good reference. We’ll count up the words together next Monday/Tuesday and use them to have fun in our writing in the following week. My apologies, I think I said weekly on the original post, but we’ll start with fortnightly until the routine is a little smoother and then we’ll be able to be more efficient. If you need and further information or clarification email Steve.