Meghan Smith

Special Education

Meghan Smith
662.342.2330 ext. 334

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

My name is Meghan Smith.   I graduated from University of Memphis with a degree in Special Education, Modified and Comprehensive.  I have always wanted to be a teacher, especially since growing up, I participated in a program for special needs children called H.A.L.T.E.R. (Handicapped Athletes Learning To Enjoy Riding).  These kids inspired me to do something bigger with my life and to help other children achieve greatness. 

 

Hey guys!!  I hope you guys are having fun and staying safe!!  I miss you all so much!!  I am hoping you guys had an awesome weekend and were able to have lots of fun and enjoy the beautiful weather even with a little rain yesterday!  Below you will find what we are learning about this week in Kindergarten and in First Grade!  Lots of cool things!!  We will continue to communicate through my website as well as text and phone calls.  You can send me a message anytime through School Status or through this website.  I also added some fun ways to continue to learn your sight words!!  I can't believe this is our last week!!  I hope you guys have an awesome summer vacation and know that I am still available, even through the summer if you need anything at all!!  

 

This week, in First Grade:

We are reviewing our skills in Language Arts.

In math we are working on flip flop facts.

In phonics we are working on the long a sound.   

In Writing, you will be writing to future first graders!

Also, continue to work on those sight words!!  At the bottom, you will find some fun ways to learn and practice your sight words!!  Check it out!:))

 

This week in Kindergarten: 

We are identifying main idea and key details in reading.

We are solving subtraction problems within 10 in different ways, such as using a number line or your fingers, or manipulatives, or you can use drawing, as well as word problems.  

We are using drawing and writing to tell a story or compose a narrative or opinion piece.  Don't forget those capital letters and punctuations!:))

We are learning about those short vowel sounds in the middle of words like, bat, cat, cut, lot, fit, set.  

Below are some fun ways to continue learning and practicing your sight words!!  Check it out!!  : ))

 

 

***Also, don't forget to practice those sight words!! You can do lot's of different things to practice sight words.  You can post the words on index cards and post them around the house so you can read them whenever you go into different rooms.  You can play memory with your sight words.  You can play "Go Fish" with your sight words.  You can use bean bags and put the words around the room on the floor and as you throw the bean bag on the cards or try to hit the cards, then you read the word your bean bag or ball or whatever you want to use. lands on.  

Another way to practice your sight words, especially if it's a pretty day and you would rather be outside, is to use your index cards with your sight words on them and create a path or an obstacle course and read your words as you follow the path.  You could also create a maze and see if you can read your way out of the maze:).  

You could also reuse a Candy Land game and write the sight words on the Candy Land color cards and when you draw the card, you have to read the sight words to  move your person.  

You can also use an old or new Twister mat and write sight words on the mat and when the color is called, you read the sight word before you put your hand or foot there. 

You can also use this website to practice sight words using online games.  It is free to join:  https://www.education.com/games/sight-words/  .  

 

 

***You could also use these strategies in reading and decoding words.  Write any kind of words, such as CVC words, CVCe words, words with digraphs, combination, diphthongs, or long vowel words,  on index cards or any type of  cards that we have talked about and you can play these games with those words as well.  

 

 

Have Fun Learning You Guys!!!  See You Soon!!!!!

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At Home Resources

 

Hey guys!!  I hope you guys are enjoying your break and know that I miss you guys and look forward to seeing you all again soon!  I wanted to provide you with some resources that you can use while we are out!  

 

 

Raz-Kids - https://www.raz-kids.com

Education Galaxy - https://educationgalaxy.com 

ZOOM – Video Conferencing - http://www.zoom.us

Scholastic Learn at Home –http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com

Newsela - https://newsela.com/about/distance-learning/

Learning A to Z - https://www.readinga-z.com

Starfall - https://www.starfall.com/h/

PBS Learning - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org

Brain Pop - https://www.brainpop.com

Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org

Get Epic Digital Library - https://www.getepic.com

CommonLit - https://www.commonlit.org

Mindplay - mindplay.com  

Education.com - https://www.education.com/games/sight-words/