Each week in reading we focus on the sound of a consonant. During the week when we learn the sound of 'P,' we use a 'password' to enter the reading circle. The password is any word that has the initial sound of 'P' such as pie, pony, paper, or purse. In order for a student to take a seat in the reading circle, he or she is asked say any word that begins with the sound of 'P.' After they say a word that begins with 'P,' I say 'Please come in.' This is a fun learning activity that starts the lesson with PIZZAZZ!