1-2-3 Come Do Some Super-Fun Alphabet Activies With Me
Whether you do a letter of the week, or review a letter a day, I think you & your kiddos will enjoy my newest creation: The Letter Aa packet.
I know there are a zillion letter activities out there, but I think I've come up with some really creative & different ones, that will help make learning the alphabet especially fun.
I’ve incorporated a variety of standards for reading, writing, and even tossed in some math, so that you get more bang for your “time buck”, as you can review additional things besides one letter of the alphabet.
This is the first in a series of letter packets.
Countless hours went into designing it, because I wanted to create a format that I could use with every letter.
The consistency, will empower students, as they can get right down to business because they know what to do.
This independence builds confidence, which leads to self-esteem.
Teaching’s a breeze because you don’t have to waste time continuing to give directions or explaining what you want your kiddos to do.
Children are responsible & accountable, which frees you up to work one-on-one with strugglers.
The packets are a big & loaded with lots of variety.
There are activities to suit various levels, as well as practice reading & writing skills at the same time.
Simply choose what’s right for you and build your lesson plan.
You’ll have plenty left over, to use in a sub folder, as homework, independent centers, or for early finishers.
The packet includes:
* Posters & anchor charts
* Emergent readers
* Lots of Worksheets
* Pocket chart cards
* and a variety of Games.
* There are also several "craftivities" such as the letter pennant.
Children decorate their pennant with things that start with the letter Aa. They can use stickers, pictures cut from magazines, words, letters, & clip art.
* There are Bookmarks
* A Song
* A Maze
* and a Word Search.
Another thing that I included in the packet are “Learn & Earn” brag tags. I think your kiddos will really enjoy collecting them.
There's one for each letter of the alphabet, plus a star-student one to hand out, when they've learned all of the letters.
Simply run the tag template off on card stock, trim, punch a hole at the top and attach them with split ring.
You can buy 8 in a package at The Dollar Store. There are large teacher tags, which you can use as flashcards.
The split ring makes it easy for children to flip through, so you can play "Flip & Find". You hold up your letter tag & children see who can find theirs the fastest.
You can also ask for the letter that is before or after the letter that you're showing them.
* There are a variety of writing prompts too. My personal favorite is the Letter Aa Post Card.
Children fill in the blanks with things that begin with the letter Aa. Grab a teachable moment with "How to address correspondence".
My Alphabet Wheels have been so popular, that I wanted to make a set for each individual letter.
There's a color copy for the teacher, as well as a black & white one, so that students can make their own.
Each packet will also have an alliterative story.
This packet features "Going Ape". Counting how many featured letters are in the story, will provide additon practice as well.
Besides a letter story and alphabet wheel, each letter packet will also have a "_______ is for . . ." flip booklet.
These are emergent readers that help reinforce pronouns too.
The background picture features something that begins with that letter. For the letter Aa I used an apple.
* A 100 chart hidden letter provides more math practice.
* There's also a class book writing prompt and
* A Word Work booklet plus
*A cute certificate of praise, with 2 on a page to save paper.
Have students keep them all together, and when done staple their "Letter Achievement" booklet together.
* Also included is an “I found the sound” activity as well as
* A “growing” alphabet booklet (As you study a new letter that page will be added to this Itty Bitty “Alpha-bits” booklet.
My Y5s really enjoy making "Itty Bitty" things that are "just the right size" for them. With that in mind, I designed a "Pocket Full Of Practice".
Since lined paper is really inexpensive because of the loss leaders supply stores have, (I picked up a pack of 100 sheets for just a quarter) I decided to have my kiddos fold a sheet into a pocket, to hold "small stuff" that they completed from the letter packet.
Everything is in one place, things don't get lost in the bottom of a backpack, and parents have a nice little keepsake. The paper pocket full of practice, is also included in every letter packet.
Because these packets are over 100 pages each (The Aa packet is a whopping 140 pages long!) I will not be "bundling" them, when they are all finished.
I will however, sell them for only $3.00, instead of the usual $4.95 for packets with this amount of work. As an added bonus, the first 48 hours they will be on sale for just $2.50.
So that you can take advantage of the savings, if you are a follower of mine, you will get an e-mail notification from TpT when I post a new packet. Click on this link to pop on over to my shop.
Since it's September, and "apple time" here in Michigan, today's FREEBIE is a sweet little "You Can Count On Willie" craftivity. I hope you like it. Click on the link to grab yours today.
That's it for now. TGIF! My brain has been on overload working on alphabet "stuff" so it's time for a much-needed break.
I'm not sure what that might be, but here's wishing you a wonderful weekend.
"I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company." - Zoe Saldana