Yesterday Jackson was still struggling with staying focused so again I wrote out each word on a sticky note and just to get him moving in a positive way after he read each word he was allowed to jump off the bench where he was sitting and place the sticky note on my bedroom door which opens to the school area. Bingo!! This was so fun and exciting to him! He was very pleased to have a visual depicting the words he correctly read. Smiles and laughter during phonics lessons are much better than scowls and whining!
Each day for handwriting practice I have Jackson write each of his phonics words for the day. I use Startwrite to make up the handwriting sheets each week. Check out the link in my sidebar for a free trial download for this amazing resource. I review the previous day's lesson with Jackson before starting on a new lesson. Now I will have him read the words to me from the door or I will call out the word and he will find it on the door and spell it to me.
Writing, reading, spelling and movement---using several tricks to get the phonics lessons learned in simple ways. It's a good thing I have several packs of sticky notes that I picked up at the back to school sale a few years ago. Yeah, I picked up LOTS of them!