Have I mentioned here how much I LOVE my SmartBoard? We use it for Calendar in the morning, for Language arts and for Math in the afternoon. One of the things that has really helped my kids with their scores on the Nonsense Word Fluency test in DIBELS is a page I made with some random letter “dice”. Almost every day we do CVC words using three dice, two that generate random consonants with one in the middle generating random vowels. We practice sounding out what ever comes up. Only occasionally do I have to quickly change the result when it’s inappropriate. they are getting too good though and sometimes catch the word……….
Last time we did the Nonsense Word Fluency we smoked it as a class.
I would have a hard time giving up the board, it’s become such a part of the way I teach. And the principal told us today that next year we will all have Elmo’s in our rooms. Between the two, I think it will be great.