School will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King day. La escuela será cerrada en conmemoración del día de Martin Luther King. … [Read More/ Lee Más]
Ew, ui, ue, and oo, showed up on the flashcards one by one and the four first-graders responded to each with a sound like zoo without the “z.” But the next card was a trick question: it was “oo” again.
So Shahnaz Sahnow explained to the students that “oo” in a word can also make a sound more like the one in “book.”
Sahnow, who’s been part of the staff at Lincoln Elementary School for 14 years, was working with one of her daily reading groups, having students practice sounds, letters and combinations of letters make and patiently explaining to the students concepts such as the “bossy ‘e’,” which tells other vowels to say their own name when it’s used at the end of a word