This week we began our first phonics lesson, by exploring the sound of “s”. After learning our new song, the students were busy using various materials to demonstrate what they thought of when hearing “ssss”. By conferring with the students, I saw the sun, a sailboat, snakes, sidewalk, snowmen, supper, soup, smiles and many other things created around the room. Throughout the day I was happy to hear, “Oh, hey! That’s another word with a “s” sound!” built into conversations through play in the room. It was great to see so much creativity, imagination and engagement throughout this new activity and I am looking forward to seeing what will be created for the other sounds.