I started a series a couple of weeks ago to help families (and any other blog readers!) know what happens in Rm. 111 all day. We started by sharing Phonemic Awareness, for which we use Heggerty’s program.
Since my last post, we have done some really important work in regards to what our phonemic awareness time is supposed to look like and sound like. We have watched our videos and reflected on what we are seeing that are “pluses” and “deltas.” After we had recorded and reviewed three different sessions, I gave Rm. 111 friends a challenge to see if they could have a “perfect” session of our Heggerty lesson.
Take 1 and Take 2 of our Heggerty Reflections
As you can see, these two sessions don’t look that much different. I have to admit that part of the problem here was my fault–we recorded with my iPad in selfie mode, so many friends were super distracted by seeing themselves on the screen and could not focus on our learning. Oops. One super easy way we decided to fix it for our third take was to simply turn the iPad around. Sometimes it’s so simple it’s funny. 🙂
Before our next lesson, we reviewed what the expectations were for them as learners (we reviewed both our listening rules as well as both sides of our charts), and got ready to show how amazing we were. Additionally, a friend suggested that we invite Mrs. Wessel to come back to see us in action since we’d worked on our learning behaviors, since she had been there for our first session. It was a great idea, and thankfully she was free! It was also great that she could come, because she also served as our videographer again (which was much less distracting than my iPad on the table LOL).
So…I’m writing this post to show you what our Heggerty lessons look like now–to both highlight our learning but also how smart we are and how we have such growth mindsets! We were determined to get it right, to show what we know, to help everyone learn and to follow all of our listening rules (which are to have eyes watching, ears listening, voice quiet and a still body).
I’m really proud of my Rm. 111 learners and how they’ve grown! Celebrate this chart and this video with us, please. 🙂
We’d love to hear what you think! Kids LOVE when they know people see their smart work and want to give them a shout out for it! What questions do you have about our phonemic awareness lessons? I KNOW my friends would love to tell you about what we do everyday–and WHY we do it! 🙂