Here are some pictures of my students and other classrooms that use this program. If you want to get your students motivated to learn, this program integrates many of the Common Core State Standards for learning letters/sounds, phonological awareness, phonics, sight words, and concepts of space (spacing, punctuation, and capital letters). And it just takes 15 minutes a day.
|Students sign the chart everyday using "Smelly Markers."|
|I model correct spacing of words, capital letters, stretching out sounds, learning our letter sounds and sight words.|
|Depending on the age of the student, they get the chart ready to go.|
|We interview each other with our Questions of the Day.|
|We used a megaphone to ask our questions until we received a "real" class microphone.|
|We post our Questions of the Day on our Smart Board. Before we had a Smart Board, we posted them on a chart in the room.|
|We do this activity in the morning as a twist to morning meeting. Instead, we focus on individual students. As the children are ready, they begin writing the "Happy Talk" for their friends.|
I just completed a teaching resource lesson guide to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. It is a year-long map for incorporating this program in your classroom along with some very cute whole class books to make with your students.