Welcome to this week’s wrap where I share some of the successes and challenges of being a specialist dyslexia teacher.
Plus – Happy and engaged student
After last week’s reflection about my distraught student….I’m happy to report the girl had an awesome session on Friday.
What a complete turn around from the week before. She came in smiling, happy and relaxed. The Mum stayed for the whole session with the little brother, which was at times distracting. But overall the session was fantastic. I was also really surprised at how much improvement there was in one week.
In the first week the girl had a great deal of difficulty in being able to identify and say the sounds as well as write the letters: a, i, m, s and t. She also found it difficult to blend the sounds to read the words. She must have worked hard at home with her Mum as she was able to read the words and write them and identify and say all of the individual sounds.
I think by the Mum sitting in on the lessons, she is in a far better position to be able to help her child. She is able to see exactly what I say and how I introduce the lessons, which she can then replicate with her daughter. Below is a picture I took of the girl’s writing of the words she built using individual letter tiles.
Minus – The weather
Okay so I actually couldn’t think of a minus for the week :-), which I think is a good thing. But, it’s winter here now and I very much dislike winter. It’s been cold and raining and I can’t wait for summer to come again. Are there any winter lovers out there?
Interesting – Free Phonics Printable
I’ve also joined up with the Teaching Tribune for their Worksheet Wednesday. I’ve put together a printable that you can use with your students, that focuses on the letters: a, i, m, s and t. The printable gets your students to find, say, circle and trace the individual letters as well as find, say and trace words that use the target sounds.
Click on the picture below to download now.
Graphics & Fonts in the printable by: Graphics from the Pond
Found your blog through the TTT linky. I am my school’s Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) over here in the UK and am always pleased to find others who teach children with learning difficulties. Thanks for sharing the worksheet – will come in handy with some of the children I work with. Cheers 🙂 Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace
Welcome and I’m glad you found your way here from the linky. It’s been so fun linking up over the last few weeks and also finding some new blogs to follow.
I agree it is always good to find other teachers who work with kids with learning difficulties, I’m looking forward to checking out your blog and picking up some great tips as well ;-). Enjoy the worksheet and I hope to make some other similar types of activity sheets for some students I’m working with as well.