HOW DO WE INTRODUCE THE SOUNDS?.
In order to introduce sounds from January to March we used the helper's name:
We found the class kids' names with the same sound as the helper's beginning sound. And then we look for english words with that sound. We listen to the song in the Jolly Phonics song cd and learn the gesture that represents the sound.
Until March we didn't follow any specific order when learning the sounds but now we are using the Jolly Phonics sequence through their big books.
We use them to revise and learn more sounds. The pictures and very useful to help kids remember words containing the specific sound we are working on.
USING DRAMA TO LEARN THE SOUNDS:
In order to learn the /a/ sound we made an enormous pretend sandwich and tried to eat it openning our mouths a lot.
We represented a birthday party for Paula in order to learn the /p/ sound.
Here you can see her blowing candles:
In order to learn the /c/ sound we clicked castanets.
We can differenciate when this sound is written with c or k using two different gestures.
we played drums to learn the /d/ sound.
We were hopping around the classroom to make the /h/ sound. (We needed to be very tired in order to pronounce it properly)
We playes tennis to learn the /t/ sound.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SONGS THEY ARE BRILLIANT: