Junior Infants Blog
We work in small groups for literacy stations. Each group carries out a different activity for 8 minutes. When teacher rings the bell, we tidy up and move to the next activity. One group works independently and the other three groups work with a teacher.
Table 1: Sight Word Bingo! We read all of the words first with Mrs. Curran - Butler. We talk about what the words mean and put them into sentences. We all take a bingo card and place counters on the words as they are called out. When all of our words have been called out we shout - 'BINGO!'
Table 2: Independent Writing Table. We practice letter formation, capital letters, pencil grip, writing words and sentences at this table.
Table 3: The Reading Table. Mrs. Johnston gives us a new reader every week. We are reading PM readers at the moment. We focus on using our fingers to follow the words from left to right, identifying familiar and tricky words and talking about the story. We read independently and as a group at this table.
Table 4: Phonics/Phonological Awareness. We play lots of different literacy games at this table - phonics games, blend and match, spelling games and rhyming games. This week, we were focusing on syllables. Each child took a syllable counting card and some classroom toys. We sorted the toys into one syllable, two syllable and three syllable words.