Kindergartners learn to read with ‘hot rods’

January 25, 2013

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Sacred Heart Kindergarten reading is on the fast track! On Jan. 25,  a total of 22 Sacred Heart kindergarten students raced around the gym reading “billboards.” Students have been studying the Superkid, Hot Rod, in a reading program. Hot Rod loves anything with wheels that goes fast.

Students created their own “hot rods” out of cardboard boxes. While creating the hot rods, students have worked on developing vocabulary, such as headlights, tail lights, license plates, as well as learning traffic safety rules. They have been playing games such as Red Light/Green Light while “driving” our hot rods, but adding a twist of having to make left or right turns before the green light is given.

Sacred Heart fifth grade joined them in this activity. Each 5th grade student held a billboard “sentence strip” with a number attached. The older students helped the younger students sound out any words that are causing “mechanical trouble” for the younger students. The objective was to “drive” around the “highway” (lines) of the gym, read all the “billboards” (sentence strips), and cross the finish line.

Participating were Kindergartners from Ms. Dove and Ms. McDonald’s classes.  Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.



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