This week we started our Explode the Code books.  Paul’s group, The Earthworms, is working on book A,B and C, which are the kindergarten set.  They explore the alphabet, letters and sounds.

My group, The Tigers are working on books 1-3, the first/second grade set.  We are exploring word families and short rhyming words, starting with the (at) word family.  Everyone LOVES Explode the Code books – we are having a great time reading, writing, singing and rhyming.

The day we started Explode the Code, during open classroom, I looked up to see Brigit practicing the word families (at) and (it) on the white board…

…just like I had written earlier in the day.

She said, “I do these with my grandma all the time too, she LOVES word families.”