1-2-3 Come Do Some Letter Activities With Me
Every year I had at least 3 or more kiddos that consistantly reversed the letters b and d. Most of the other children, at one time or another, had also been a bit confused with these similar-looking letters; many had to pause and think about which was which, before they wrote.
Because of that, I taught b and d together when we worked on letter of the week. All they needed was a little tip or trick that they could remember and the confusion ended. With that in mind I designed a jumbo Taking the Confusion Out Of b & d packet.
I'm beyond relieved that it's done, as it took a zillion hours of research and work.
Like most of my projects, I started out designing a "few posters" and things morphed into so much more; a few hours turned into an entire week!
I really hope you find it beneficial. I know in my heart that your kiddos will enjoy the projects.
I truly believe the more you immerse children in a variety of engaging letter activities, the easier it is for them to learn, as well as differentiate.
The packet is chock full of a huge variety of all sorts of different, interesting and fun activities: worksheets, games, posters, tips, craftivities, graphs, assessments, stories, songs, emergent readers, puzzles; and even a maze, Venn diagram, some graphic organizers and a nursery rhyme thrown in!
Select what’s appropriate for your kiddos to use for: table top lessons, homework, partner play, games, a sub folder, early finishers, assessing, or centers.
Many completed activities make awesome bulletin board displays as well.
I think I’ve stuffed just about everything you’ll ever need, for helping students to differentiate between the lowercase letters b and d, with plenty left over to use for your individual letter of the day/week activities.
Whether it’s a “bat and ball”, “bunny and dog”, “drum and stick”, “dish and spoon”, “handy hands”, “bulldog”, “baby b & daddy D”, a “closed and open mouth”, “Here’s looking at you”, or a “doorknob and door”, one will click for your kiddos, and I’ve included all of them in this packet.
To help further reinforce the memory tactic, for every tip-trick, there’s a poster, as well as matching worksheets and activities.
So that you can reinforce more than one standard, math skills like counting, adding, subtracting, greater & less than, as well as graphing, shapes andtally marks, are all incorporated in some of the activities and worksheets.
Because the world is not made up entirely of “Times New Roman”, a variety of fun fonts are incorporated as well.
I have so many "favorites" in this packet, but one of the things I really enjoyed dreaming up, was the silly "b is for bubble gum" and "d is for Doofus the dog" stories. I hope they make you smile.
To conserve paper and ink, I also designed many of the worksheets with two, even 3 on a page. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop, and arm yourself with an arsenal of creative and fun ways, to end the confusion of b & d.
Because the initial packet got so big, my husband thought I should divide it into two, not an easy task, but worth doing. The best deal is to buy the "Bundle" which includes both packets and is a whopping 294 pages long! You save $4 by doing this, as it's just $9.95.
As always, I have some FREEBIES for you too. I selected my 7 original tip posters, for taking the confusion out of b & d and included those in a mini packet. Click on the link to grab it.
I introduce "Pinch & Pokes" as well as "Rip & Tears", in the jumbo b & d packet as well. They are a great way to strengthen finger and hand muscles, so important in pre-writing. My Y5's and kinders absolutely LOVED doing them!
Completed R & T's make awesome bulletin board displays too. Click on the link to get your FREE 34-page upper and lowercase letter packet and let the muscle building begin.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I have a zillion "I want to make this" piles on my desk, so it's time to get down to business.
However, the summer sunshine is calling me, via the beautiful breeze coming through my office window; so perhaps a walk with Chloe, my poodle pup, might come first. Is summer going way too fast for anyone else out there?
"Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne." -Bryan Procter