Rainbow Reading: Purple

Annnd she’s done! I was surprised when she came home and told me she was able to go to the treasure box today because she finished her ‘purple’ sight words. I know she was having some trouble with a couple of words which is why I didn’t suggest it to the teacher. Do they just want to make sure she can sound the words out? Or is it recognition? As in ‘sight’ for sight words? If it’s the case of sounding them out, then she’s set. Then she would have finished her ‘red’ words in three days!

Anyway, she came off the bus with a pout on her face (thanks to her red clip- see previous post) but carrying a new puppy.

Add in more questions i have for her teacher *sigh*.

Anyhow, when we practice her words, we practice all the words. I keep her red and purple words shuffled in the same pile. We also added in the yellow words which she got today.

On another note to reading progress, I’ve taken a couple of her beginning reading books and typed them in word so that i have a source for her to read from without the pictures to give her the answers.

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Lil Bit’s reading progress

Sight words: and, the, go, to, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, zero, had, he, I, see, has, you, yellow, orange, red, blue, green, black, brown, purple, white, pink

Books: ‘Casey Cat Has a Hat’ – reads on own without pictures to guide

Updated list: big, books, dress, up, fun, ship, land, sing, is, look, seeds, fall, from, for, on, all, mask, under, beat, ball, bump, shy, over, no, nose, need, help, cat, has, hat, rat, bat, and, mat, taps, map, cap, rap, fan, van, ran, to, fat, mad, bed, pet, fed, in, the, go, to, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, zero, had, he, I, see, has, you, yellow, orange, red, blue, green, black, brown, purple, white, pink

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PS: I know I have a couple of readers, so please let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or two (or three.. or four…)

😀

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dahlia
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 17:21:24

    If I remember correctly from when mine were starting that, “sight words” are from recognition. I’m glad she got to go to the Treasure Chest today! Way to go Bella!

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    • tinyangel3d
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 17:25:05

      Yes! She picked up bubbles when she finished her red words. And that’s what I thought sight words were. I guess we’ll go over them tonight again.

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  2. Karen
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 20:07:58

    I don’t know if Bartow is the same but this is where we as parents can go and see requirements for each grade level in different topics, may help in seeing what she will be learning. They have gone back to common core standards which the majority of the states use. here is the website: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/picasso/39.html

    Also do they do Accelerated reader program this may challenge her a bit? Our teachers put stuff on their blog using the Daily 5 and phonics program they are using in class which is also super helpful

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  3. Raisa
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 21:25:46

    YAY lil bit!!!! does the teacher modify lessons to challenge her?

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    • tinyangel3d
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:06:13

      not yet which is a major issue i have. They are starting off slowly… but first impressions are important and Lil Bit needs more from the get-go. I’ll see if i can get the teacher to step it up. Or if they have a more advanced class. I may ask them to retest her in the DIBELS as well. I don’t want to push her too hard or force her, but she will continue to be disruptive if they cannot do anything for her.

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  4. clara
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 21:55:09

    She is very smart and learn too fast. Remember our conversation sweety. You are doing a wonderful job and I hope that school is the right for her.

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    • tinyangel3d
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:09:44

      Thank you Clara. And i know that all, but it is still frustrating and disheartening for me AND Bella. When she gets off the bus after a ‘green clip day’ she is excited and smiling. When it’s red, she’s upset and put-out. I need to find an easier way to work with her teachers.

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  5. Raisa
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:46:11

    You are doing everything you can Tina. How about starting a behavior mods at home. I can help you with it if you want. Once this works at home take it to the teacher to see if she would implement it. (modify for the classroom of course)

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