We have been talking about breaking words into syllables in order to turtle talk longer words more accurately during writing activities.  Here is a video we watched to help the children understand the concept of syllables.

Here are some games you can play to help your child understand more about syllables.  Be careful he/she doesn’t confuse breaking words into syllables with breaking words into individual sounds(Turtle Talking).  If you happen to come across any other syllable games online or any apps for the Ipad let me know so I can add them here!

Syllable Game #1

Syllable Game #2

Teach Your Monster To Read

During our time in the computer lab this week I showed the students a new game they can use to become better readers.  It was a big hit and the students have been asking me how they can play it at home. Just click on the link below and use the username and password that was sent home in your child’s agenda this week. It is also available as an app

Teach Your Monster To Read

monster image

Learning Website

Looking for something educational for your child to do on the computer while you make dinner? The link below is for a very popular site many of the children have used before.  There is a grade one section at the top right and there are links to many different games and activities directly linked to the curriculum. Check it out with your child to help him/her consolidate the learning that they are doing at school.

Click here to go to Starfall


A consonant blend is two or more consecutive consonants in a word whose sounds blend together. Although the sounds “blend” together, each sound is still heard. At school we have been learning to read blends during our shared reading activities and we will be working on an anchor chart to use as a resource during our writing. We have also been singing a song about blends and making words that begin with the blends from the song each day as well.

Blends Charts & Word Lists

Blending Games Along With Other Phonics Lessons

Blends Game

Blends Bowling Game