Fundations Owl Strengthens Critical Thinking, Speaking, and Listening Skills

Students participate in carefully sequenced skills such as learning the letters of the alphabet, tapping out the sounds in words, decoding, fluency practice, and spelling.
Students participate in carefully sequenced skills such as learning the letters of the alphabet, tapping out the sounds in words, decoding, fluency practice, and spelling.
Students add a little something extra by learning sign language for each letter.
Students add a little something extra by learning sign language for each letter.
The Fundations Owl helps students focus on phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling.
The Fundations Owl helps students focus on phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling.

Countrywood students are participating in a new Fundations program this year which focuses on phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling.  Led by the “Owl” students participate in carefully sequenced skills such as learning the letters of the alphabet, tapping out the sounds in words, decoding, fluency practice, and spelling.  Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are also practiced during Storytime activities.  Ms. Lebit and Ms. Bonamo’s students are just one example of how engaging this program is for our students as they add a little something special by teaching the students the sign language for each letter.  We all look forward to the gains that our K-2 students will make this year!