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High Frequency Words

List of High Frequency Words Listed by vowel sound.

These are lists of words to help teach children to read:  

Words for Reading Instruction   

High Frequency Words List

Ideas for teaching these words:

  • I like to teach these words as a group by each vowel sound.
  • I also will put some of them on my wall cards with half a sticky note.  
  • It is good to have the words written in groups some where visible such as a word wall.
  • Every time I teach a sound I include a few words to the wall cards for that sound.
  • This is fun to play a game with words and sounds.  http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm 

This is a list of some of the first words I teach:

  • I
  • a
  • at
  • cat
  • she
  • he
  • see
  • me
  • my
  • why
  • red
  • the
  • yes
  • no
  • and
  • an
  • you
  • it
  • is
  • am
  • look
  • love
  • like
  • to

We have a fun bingo type games with letter sounds on one side and sight words on the other.  Check out our website.  http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/Cinco-Learning-Game-10.htm

Sunshine Salad

Sunshine Salad             

Layer the salad with:

  •     lettuce leaf (optional)
  •     slice of canned pineapple
  •     scoop of yellow yogurt

Eat and enjoy!

(Fun for children to make.)

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Grandma’s Egg Bread (Orange Rolls )

Orange Rolls Orange Rolls-2

Orange Rolls or Cinnamon Rolls

(Grandma’s Egg Bread) (A Family Favorite)

Mix and set aside:

  •  ½ cup warm water
  • 2 T Dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar

Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl.

Add to eggs and mix:

  • 2 ½ c. milk (room temp.)  Best if brought to a boil then cooled.
  • 1 cube butter (room temp.)
  • 4 t. Salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat and/or unbleached flour
  • yeast mixture

Add and knead in about 2 ½ more cups of flour to make a soft and smooth dough. (Use wet hands to knead.)  Let rise. (double in bulk)  Punch the air out.

Mix in a small container:

  •  1 cube soft butter,
  • ½ cup sugar
  • the zest from one orange.      (grated peel)

Roll the dough into a ½ in. thick rectangle.  Spread the zest/butter mixture on dough except for a 1 inch strip on the edge to seal the roll.

Roll up the dough and seal with the non-buttered edge.  Cut the roll with dental floss or a knife.

Put the rolls in a greased baking pan.  Let rise until double in bulk again.

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 20 minutes.

Make the glaze while the rolls are baking.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in the juice from 1 orange, and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

Optional Cinnamon Rolls

After the dough is rolled out, butter the dough except for a 1 inch strip on one of the longer sides, so you can seal the roll. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar (1 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 teas. cinnamon) only on the butter.  Continue like for Orange Rolls.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in ½ teas. vanilla, 1 T. milk and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

Love-to-Learn

Children have a strong desire to learn.TH

(The only exceptions are some children with learning disabilities.)  Many people like to give rewards or treats as a part of teaching.  This practice creates more problems than it solves.  When we use treats/bribes/rewards with children that already have a desire to learn, we replace their love-to-learn, with a love to get treats.  The more you can help children tap into their own internal love-to-learn, the more self-motivated the child is.

If you are working with very young children don’t start using treats for winning games, or for finishing school work etc.  Share with them the excitement of learning new things.   When they show you their work or picture, ask them what they think.  Help them see the joy in learning.

Older children, who have lost some of their love-to-learn, need your help to recognize the fun in learning.  Help them see how much they have learned and the natural rewards from that knowledge.  Keep excited about learning and they will catch your excitement.

It is harder to find natural rewards and motivations but the results are more permanent.

Enjoy helping children rediscover their internal love-to-learn.

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Marshmallow Treats

Marshmallow Treats           Marshmallow squares      

1. Microwave for 2 minutes:

  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 40 Large Marshmallows

2. Stir and add:

  • 5 cup Crispy Rice Cereal

3. Stir and pat it down in a buttered dish.

4. Let them cool, cut and serve.

5. Add M&M’s  (Each child counts 5 M&M’s to put on their piece.) and eat.

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Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Take an assortment of fruits (fresh and canned).  It is fun to let children bring a fruit to add to the salad.  With help they can help to cut the fruit.   Here are some suggestions of fruits to use.

  • banana
  • apple
  • pear
  • peach
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • grapes
  • Mix it all together with canned pineapple canned in its own juice.

Don’t

“Don’t” isn’t a word that children understand.

When you tell a child, “Don’t touch the stove.”, all they hear is, “Touch the stove.”

It is better to say what you want them to do such as: “Stand back!  It is hot.” or “Stop!  The stove is hot”.  This is hard to do, but instructions or rules given in a positive manner, always works best.

Examples:

“Keep your hands to yourself.”

“Keep all four legs of your chair on the floor.”

Good luck on making directions more positive!

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