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Updated First Grade Language Arts ♫ Clase de Primer Ciclo Lenguaje y Literatura

I finally got a chance to upload many of the photos from our First Grade language arts blocks, and will continue to add to them, as time permits.  I just added them to the original post, rather than create new posts.   They are here: http://bytheshoresofsilverlake.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-grade-language-arts-blocks.html

We enjoyed the lessons, and it was a great way to introduce letters and reading, and some of the different concepts associated with reading.  It really involved all of the senses and the multiple intelligences, and was actively engaging.

Por fin, tuve la oportunidad poner varias fotos de nuestros trabajos de primer ciclo - bloque de lenguage y literatura, de hecho, fueron todos los bloques del año escolar.  Voy a seguir juntandolas al original en vez de crear una nueva entrada, para que todo este en el mismo lugar.

Disfrutemos bastante de la forma en que fue presentado, las materias.  Hicimos los primeros pasos hacia la lectura al final del año, dado que la lectura en ingles es muy distincta - no es tan fonetica como el espanol - y tambien, nos fue muy bien.

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