This is my first year teaching first grade. Each week we have 3 or 4 "sounds" for the week as well as 2 or 3 blends. We do not really have a specific phoncis curriculum to follow, I just know what sounds and blends to work on each week. (For example, next week the sounds are ing, ang, ub, and ump and the blends are "r" controlled br, cr, and fr. ) At this point, I just still feel completely unsure about how to best teach phonics. I don't really have any kind of guide to go off of , I am just coming up with activities and lessons on my own. I'm just not sure if my kids are "getting it". So, I guess my question is, what phonics activities do you do regularly to help your students learn the sounds / blends/ etc. What kinds of things should I be doing daily, weekly, etc?