1-2-3 Come Do Some Alphabet Activities With Me
Because of the seasonal themes, the Alpha Wheels are a perfect addition, and my kiddos LOVE making them.
I enjoy them, because they are a quick, easy & fun way to practice letters, and build the vocabulary needed to give an example of a word, with that beginning sound.
They feature 6 nouns that begin with that letter, and come in black & white, as well as full-color.
Use a colorful one for an independent center and use the black & white pattern for a whole-group or individual word work activity, where kiddos make their own.
You'll find that your students will look forward to making and collecting them.
For writing, vocabulary building and alphabetizing practice, I've also included a worksheet where students trace & write the words then put them in alphabetical order.
Click on the pictures or hot links above, to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look.
I sincerely hope these alpha-wheels make letter practice more fun for your kiddos.
Fittingly, the featured FREEBIE today, is an alphabet packet, with a set of alphabet cards & poster which you can play games with. I hope you find it useful.
That's it for today. A work crew is coming in to put a new window in my office, so I don't get to "play" today, but it's time and money well-spent, as I won't be freezing all winter!
Wishing you a relaxing day.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Letter Aa Activities With Me
Woo Hoo for Diane's Dollar Deals! I'm featuring two, apple-themed ones, on the blog today. Dollar Deal Alphabet Wheels, are a quick, easy & fun way to practice letters.
I priced them at only a dollar, so that you can afford to collect all of the individual alphabet wheels.
They feature 6 nouns that begin with that letter, and come in black and white, as well as full-color, so that you can use them as an independent center or individual word work activity.
I've also included a worksheet where students trace & write the words in alphabetical order.
Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a peek at the Aa is for Apple Dollar Deal Alphabet Wheel.
The other Apple Dollar Deal is an emergent reader: Aa is for Apple. It's filled with beginning letter Aa nouns. There are 6.
It's also packed with Dolch sight words and great practice for pronouns, as well as end punctuation.
Students read the simple sentences using the pictures as clues, and then add the appropriate end punctuation. (period, question mark, exclamation point).
They trace and write the Pp word, then color the picture. There are 5, mini-strip pages, to a one-page template.
Students trim, collate and staple to the front of their "Aa is for apple" cover to make a flip booklet.
I've also included matching picture and word cards to play games like Memory Match and "I Have; Who Has?".
They come in color as well as black & white, so that you can use them as an independent center for Daily 5 Word Work, or children can make their own game to practice at home.
Students can match picture to picture, or picture to word. They can also alphabetize the word cards and use them to write their own sentences.
As with the individual alphabet wheels, I've priced these emergent readers at only a dollar, to make them affordable, so that you can collect all of the flip booklets in this series.
Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look: Aa is for Apple Emergent Reader.
The FREEBIE today also has an apple theme. It's called Apple Adjectives. On the worksheet, students describe the outside and inside of an apple. You can do the same with a pumpkin.
It's a quick, easy & fun way for students to practice descriptive writing and the use of adjectives. For your convenience, I've included a completed sample.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. It's a bit chilly, but the sun is shining through the lovely fall-colored trees.
A perfect day for a walk in the woods with my poodle pup Chloe. Wishing you a fun-filled day.
"Happiness is a warm puppy." -Charles Shultz
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