There’s no better way for a first grader to start the day, than during literacy block! Students in Mrs. Heroux’s class worked on Apple iPads during center time using two apps called Spelling City and Starfall Learn to Read. Each app has a unique way of helping students improve and support literacy skills.

Going along with this week’s animal theme, students read a story called, “The Big Blue Ox“, from the Reading Street library, featuring the short vowel “o” sound. Students used the Starfall Learn to Read app to listen to short stories and practiced listening and repeating words featuring the short vowel “o” sound using the Spelling City app.