Today I viewed some second graders learning about phonics. Teachers from kindergarten through third grade utilize the Fundations program for phonics instruction. In the first picture you can see second graders using the dry-erase tablets and examining the consonant/vowel magnets on the white board at the front of the room. In the next two pictures you can see a second grader using a Gel Word Board and Magic Pen. The student can write the word and then trace it again to have the word leave the board. These student manipulatives and interactive learning tools not only provide fun instruction they help students to retain the information in their long term memories.
In the final picture you can see a fourth grader using an interactive-white board to practice editing skills while discussing them with her classmates and teacher.