Friday, 24 May 2013

Five Sound Houses.

I have a sound house for each alphabetic letter.  The humming House, The Royal House, The Quiet House, The Noisy House and The Vowel House.  The divisions were not my idea but I got the idea from

This was a very old idea that I used early on in my teaching, late 80’s.  However, I returned to it about 3 years ago and haven’t looked back as I felt they were a great visual reminder.

Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

How ???
I run through these each morning with the Little Learners and they seriously LOVE vocalising them in the appropriate tone. ie whisper for the quiet house, royal voices for the royal house…etc 
We usually chant,  “nnn as in nurse”, “mmm as in monkey”etc
The Little Learners take turn at being the leader and pointing to the cards…again loving it!

The best part…

the noisy house can be shouted (Lots of fun while reinforcing the sounds) but it only lasts for 7 sounds then its over…peace, quiet and sensible for the rest. 
Little Learners are happy and so am I.

Happy Friday!
Mrs Stowe


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