In this free activity, children can cut the letters apart and sort them by the letter of the alphabet. This is meant to mimic the activity in which children search for large letters in environmental print, such as magazines and newspapers. For children that are learning to read the color words, these words qualify as environmental print for them. It also helps them focus on each letter found in each word!
Here are some of the methods I used to teach the alphabet with my transitional kindergarten (TK) class this fall. 17 out of 22 of them learned ALL of the letters and sounds in less than 11 weeks, and that's pretty amazing when you consider that they were ALL four years old when school started!
Here is a brand, new product for those of you that teach the letters and sounds, especially within the "Letter of the Week" format: It's our Alphabet trace and Sound Circle Worksheets! I love these because they are simple, straightforward, and to the point, and can usually be done in ten minutes or less.
Here's how I teach the alphabet, all 52 letters and sounds! My method uses movement, music, manipulatives, & mnemonic devices (things to help jog the memory) to help kids learn. Kids love it because it is fun and active, but the most important thing is that IT WORKS!
Here are some of my lesson plans for many of the fun things we have been doing in my TK class during the third week of school! This was the first week of Unit Two in Benchmark’s Ready to … Continue reading
Here is what we did on the second week of TK, or Transitional Kindergarten! We had fun with rhyme, alphabet and number activities, nursery rhymes, patterning, sorting, small group reading activities, and we even started learning a few sight … Continue reading
If you are using the new BENCHMARK ADVANCE ELA curriculum, here’s some great news! We have started making supplemental packets for the Benchmark Kindergarten Units! We have also started making some units to supplement Benchmark’s Ready to Advance TK curriculum! … Continue reading
Here is a free TK (Transitional Kindergarten) Pacing Guide, (AKA curriculum map,) and some great TK assessments that you can access FREE through ESGI software! This curriculum map is aligned with Benchmark Ready to Advance TK curriculum, but also includes … Continue reading
Today we are incredibly excited to announce our partnership with the Benchmark Education Company! We have licensed 136 videos to Benchmark for inclusion in their brand new Benchmark Advance English Language Arts curriculum that is being distributed throughout the … Continue reading
Great news! Our brand new, fully animated version of Musical Math Volume One is finally HERE! It’s the same great songs, but with CUTE animation and dancers!! I love it because it is beautiful, fun, and totally engaging! … Continue reading