2nd graders are benefiting from the new phonics curriculum. It is drawing on all of the skills that were taught in first grade, making for a seamless transition. Students are utilizing their "My Snap Words Books" during phonics, reading and writing to master spelling high frequency words. We have reviewed silent E words, blends, digraphs, trigraphs, vowel teams and R-controlled words. We are having a great time playing games such as "Find the Phonics" "Guess My Rule" and "I Spy". In the coming weeks we will focus on becoming more careful spellers, using capitalization in our writing and we will be exploring homophones.