1-2-3 Come Read With Me
They're truly a quick, easy and fun way to reinforce a variety of standards.
Besides the 4-on-a-page template, I’ve also included an 8-on-a-page pattern, so that you can make an “Itty Bitty Alpha-bits” booklet if you want.
Using the pictures as a guide, children read the page, trace the letters, write the letters, then color the picture.
Afterwards, they cut the pages into 1/4ths (grab that teachable moment to review fractions if you're studying them) collate the pages and then staple their booklet together.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to cover concepts of print, and reinforce the repetitive text.
Even though my Y5's were technically not really "reading", they "got it" because of the repetitious sentences and picture clues.
I think one of the reasons they loved making these little booklets was because they could share them with their family. They were really proud of themselves.
There’s also a "Color Me" alphabet poster, which comes on a full page, as well as 2-on-a-page, and is the featured FREEBIE today. Click on the link to grab your copy.
Children can color their poster all at once, or keep the poster in their writing journals, and color only the letters that they have studied & mastered.
This is a wonderful visual way for kiddos to see how much they are learning in a short amount of time--a real self-esteem builder.
You can also use the poster to play an “I Spy a Letter” game.
Give children an M&M or other manipulative.
Call out a letter; children cover it with their playing piece.
You can see at a glance who is having difficulty, which makes this a quick, easy & fun way to whole group assess.
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Well that's it for today. I need to get going on apple stuff before it's pumpkin time! So LOVE fall. Wishing you a day filled with giggles.
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1-2-3 Come Make An ABC Flip Booklet With Me
My latest creation, ABC Flip Booklets, also match, which makes for nice coordinated center/station activities.
These “Flip Booklets” are a quick, easy & super-fun way to review lowercase letters.
They come in both color & black line. Color, so that you can make a sample to share, or an entire set of laminated ones, to use as a center/station activity.
Make an extra copy, put them on a split ring, and tuck in your classroom library.
The flip booklets also come in black and white, so children can color & create their own.
Assign a flip booklet, each time you’ve practiced that group of 4 letters.
Students can draw their own pictures on the blank template or color the black & white patterns.
So that you have more examples, and can build more vocabulary, I designed the black & white and full color sets, with different pictures.
Besides drawing or coloring a picture underneath a “flap”, another option, is to have students alphabetize the words of the pictures that are inside each letter. They write these under the flap.
For your convenience, I’ve also provided completed sample templates, with an alphabetical list of the words under the appropriate flap, so you can easily laminate and make a set for a reading or word work center.
The packet is 37-pages and can be found in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over: Alphabet Flip Booklets.
I sincerely hope that your students really enjoy practicing lowercase letters, beginning sounds, and vocabulary building, with an ABC flip booklet.
As always, I have a FREEBIE for you today as well.
This was a Pinterest inspired idea from a homeschool mom who put masking tape on her carpet to create a parking lot for her boys.
I wanted to make something permanent that teachers could use in their classrooms, so I made templates.
My kiddos LOVE this activity. Click on the link to grab this super-fun FREEBIE: Park It! An Alphabet Matching Game.It!
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Wishing you a carefree day, filled with marvelous moments.
This packet is extremely versatile. You can do these as a whole group activity, as an independent center, for a bulletin board, for a class-made book (each student contributes a letter) or have each child do all of the letter booklets and keep them in a "portfolio" file folder.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Alphabet Activities With Me
I had a few requests for some black line letter posters, to use as alphabet anchor charts. Woo Hoo! After a lot of work they are finally done! Click on the various links to grab them.
I made a set of separate uppercase letters and enlarged them to take up the entire page. You can use them as posters or for a variety of other fun activities.
These are perfect for running off your students' initials and then having them decorate however they wish, or reinforce that letter and sound, by having students decorate the letter with words and pictures that begin with that letter.
Encourage them to use stickers, clip art, pictures cut from magazines, photographs and even drawings. This idea makes an interesting and fun homework assignment, or something they can work on for their Daily 5 word work. Click on the link to view/download the Uppercase Letter Posters
If you read the book Chicka Boom, run the letters off on a variety of colors of construction paper, laminate and then cut out. Scatter them on your classroom Chicka Boom palm tree.
I also made a set of large lowercase letters as well. To strengthen upper body muscles, run off several sets and have students lie on their tummies and make up words. These too, are great for your Chicka Boom activities.
I've included a tip list of ideas of all sorts of fun things you can do with these letter sets, including games like a giant Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" + a Kaboom game.
Because the letters are easy to see, choose 4 posters and put one in each corner of your room. I dangle mine from the ceiling.
You can then play the game 4-Corners. Each week choose another 4 letters 'til you have reinforced and reviewed them all. Click on the link to view/download the Lowercase Letter Posters.
To make an awesome class alphabet book, use the letter posters that show both the upper and lowercase letter together. Glue them on a variety of colors of construction paper.
Scatter them on the floor face down and have students pick a letter that they will decorate for your class book.
I made a sample page of the letter Aa, where I used words and pictures that started with that letter. This is a photo of my completed page.
I also included this as a non-colored pdf, so that you can easily make a sample of your own to share with your kiddos.
I've included two covers for you to choose from for your ABC class book as well.
Click on the link to view/download the Alphabet Book Poster Packet.
Finally, since all of the number puzzles have been such popular downloads, I thought it would be fun to make some alphabet ones. I purposely made them using both upper & lowercase letters, because I think it's very important for little ones to see both letters together.
By immersing them with "matches" the light bulbs start going on.
If you want a set in color, have your students help you decorate them, then laminate and trim. Keep each puzzle in its own Baggie.
Use them as an independent center, or have students work on them as a whole group activity.
You could also run off the initials of your students and have them make a personal letter puzzle.
Once they've diddled around with their creation as a puzzle, have them glue it to a sheet of construction paper, leaving a small gap in between the pieces to create an interesting mosaic.
These look wonderful on a bulletin board. The alphabet number puzzle packet, will be FREE for an entire year, after which time they will become part of Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
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