Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Phonics Phones


Room 3 was really lucky enough to have one of our parents donate 25 "phonics phones".Thanks Darren.Phonics phones are PVC piping that acts like a telephone.Room 3 use them during SSR, reading group time and writing time.The children do not need to speak loudly but can hear themselves clearly while speaking.The phonics phones are particularly wonderful during writing time as the children can hear themselvessounding out tricky words that they are attempting to phonetically sound and spell.The sounds are more prominent and accentuated enabling the children to more easily spell words as they sound.During reading time a group can go off (in the secret garden or other secret space) and read into a phonics phone,hear themselves clearly and at the same time not disturb others working.The phonics phone also improves their focus and ability to stay on task.
(Look Preps K and S it was wacky hair and wacky hat day!)

24 comments:

swannic said...

I love the phones Kids with a View. What a great way to listen to yourselves reading! You have very clever parents at your school. Can you tell me about your secret garden? I think my preps would love to have a Phonics Phone and a secret garden to read in.
Great reading everyone.
from Mrs Swann
PS Did I notice some groovy hats and hairstyles in your video?

Learning Together said...

Wow! Room 3 I have not seen Phonics phones before but they sound like a great idea - especially for writing and sounding out words - it can be very tricky to hear the sounds in words. Thanks for sharing.
I love your crazy hair and hats! I can see a very colourful hat with lots of flowers.
From your friend Mrs Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an interesting idea. I think it is great to have such a clever tool to help you hear the sounds when reading and spelling and how cool is it that you can do this without disturbing one another.

Do you think it has helped you to hear the words more clearly?

From James and his mum (from Prep S).

rmannell said...

This is a wonderfully simple idea to enable children to clearly hear themselves speak in a crowded room.
Ross Mannell (teacher)
Australia

Room 3 Point View School said...

Hi Mr Mannell
Thanks for your comment. Yes simple and cheep too.
I had an American student in my class last year and she introduced me to the idea. Quite fabulous!

Room 3 Point View School said...

Oops don't you hate that when a spelling error comes up on a teacher's blog... grr cheap not cheep!

Rohan said...

How do you put videos on the blog Mrs Laburn?

MsCoxEnglish said...

What an amazing tool. I wonder if we have them in England. Because my pupils are much older than you are, I've never heard of them. I will have to investigate because I really want to try one out.

Room 3 Point View School said...

Hi Mrs Swann
Yes we filmed the phonics phone clip on wacky hair and hat day! Like with your class it was so much fun! The children and parents are so creative!

Room 3 Point View School said...

Hi James and his mum!
Thanks for taking the time to comment on our blog!
Yes phonics phones definitely help the children to hear the words more clearly in fact they can hear beginning, middle and end sounds.
We hope you are having a fantastic holiday!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post, where is the rss? I cant find it!

macanebrs13 said...

WOW! I have not seen phonic phones ever before but it sounds great.I just can't wait till you come to our school next wednesday.

Abbey said...

That sounds really cool and I would love to try it even if I am in year 8. It would be really cool to be able to listen to your own voice while you read. I wish our school would get some.

Rebecca said...

Wow! thats so fascinating. :)

brsbenioni said...

"Wow" I like your phones with a view.

PJ said...

Thats awesome Room 3, thats a great tool I've never seen a phonic phone before but it sounds like a good idea. Nice work.

Katrina said...

I think that would be a good idea, so you can hear the sounds when you're reading and spelling. : ]

Camilla.T said...

Wow you guys must be having a lot of fun using those Phonics phone, l really like your funny looking hats.. Keep up the good work!

Monalisa said...

I love this blog post!Those look really cool,I wish that I had those when I was little!I've never seen these before but they look like a whole heap of fun.

Room 3 Point View School said...

Hi all
I have added a RSS gadget for all those people that wish to keep an eye on us!!
Thanks

Gina said...

I saw myself on the video and I was just wondering why each time I go on the blog there are new things on the blog?

Ashira said...

Dear Learning together.
Do you wish you had phonics phones in your class room? We have lots of fun with them

Helen Prescott said...

Phonic phones are fabulous. Any chance I could find out where I can get some from?

Helen Prescott (teacher)

Lynne Laburn said...

Hi Helen
Yes they are totally fabulous - we use them everyday! You can get the parts from a hardware store. They are just PVC piping.
Thanks for checking out our blog!
Lynne

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