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!
Sometimes, kids have trouble learning the alphabet. And when this happens, teachers and parents will use anything and everything to help them learn. And often, inventing a mnemonic device (also known as a memory trick, a memory booster, or even a gimmick) about the more difficult letters can really help! In this article, I'm going to share the little tricks I use to help my kids that struggle remember the letter NAMES.
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 are a few Back to School blog posts that I hope will help and inspire you as you start your new school year!
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 are my weekly routines for teaching and reviewing the alphabet and letter sounds that led to 100% mastery for every single student in my class- even the children that struggled to learn!
Here are some great tips to help teach kids to write on lined paper! It's always been one of my LEAST favorite things to do in kinder, but I've gathered some ideas that seem to work well! Continue reading
Today I am excited to announce that I will be giving a workshop with Palma Lindsay and Drew Giles on Saturday June 2, 2018, in Albany, CA! Our workshop will be just for Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and Kindergarten teachers … Continue reading
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!
A fun idea for those Mega Bloks that are sitting in a tub, just waiting to be put to good use! It’s easy-peasy and so much fun for the kids to put together! And if you already have our Alphabet Workbook Volume 2, then you already have what you need!