1-2-3 Come Review The Alphabet With Me.
I like to do "regular routine" stuff with a different theme each month. Even tho it's the "same old-same old" things are kept fresh and interesting by simply tweeking them for the seasons. With that in mind, I designed 20 Letter of the Day anchor charts. There are some for each month as well as a few extra's for popular themes.
If you’d like to use these each year, print, laminate and clip to your white board changing things up each month. This is also a nice activity to use as a review if you post it on your calendar board.
Another option is to not laminate the pages and have children fill in the information. When the page is complete, add it to your Letter of the Day binder. (I've included a cover for this. )
When you have done all 26 letters, put this student-made booklet in your classroom library.
Occasionally, you may want to run a page off for your students to work on for Daily 5 Word Work.
It's easy to make this a part of your morning routine, job chart, or calendar time. Using a dry erase marker, write the upper and lowercase letters in the boxes. You can show correct formation of the letters, or choose a student to do so.
Ask students, “What sound does the letter make?” Say the sound several times. Ask them if they know any words that begin with that sound? Write the words in the appropriate boxes. Have students look at your word wall to see if they can find any more to add to the list. Another question could be, "Is this letter a vowel or a consonant?"
Make it personal, by also asking, "Do any classmates have a name that starts with that letter?" You can either write their name on the paper or have the child with that name come up and write it.
Choose another child to circle the letters in the “Find it” section. This is a good time to point to each letter and say the letter or sing the alphabet song. Click on the link to view/download the Letter of the Day Packet.
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Hey Super Student Syllable Sleuths, Let's Go On A Word Hunt!
Some teachers like to make up packets to send home over the summer so that students don’t forget things that they learned over the year, or perhaps you need a home-school connection right now for those little ones still struggling with some of their letters.
I designed a fun activity called ABCDe-tective Home Alphabet Word Search.
Children trace the upper and lowercase letters, (you can also have them write them) and then scamper around their home looking for words that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
When they find one, they write it down in the appropriate spot.
There’s a blank space in the magnifying glass so students can write the capital letter as well.
This packet includes a letter home to parents explaining the project + a certificate of praise and an ABCDe-tective Achievement Poster to list the student’s names who complete the booklet, if you decide to do this as an all-class activity.
Click on the link to view/download the ABCDe-tective Home Alphabet Word Search Activity Packet.
If you like this activity, be sure and check out the other ABCDe-tective activity that’s a Classroom Scavenger Hunt.
Click on the link to view/download ABCDe-tective Classroom Scavenger Hunt
Scroll down for article #2 today, a helpful Behavior checklist.