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 is one teacher's account of how she evacuated her kindergarten students, and her terrifying escape through the flames to safety. You will also find links to how you can help rebuild the classrooms at the school that were lost.
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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!
Today, I am SUPER excited to tell you about our newest product: Word Family Fluency Stories, Charts, and Comprehension Questions! They are aligned perfectly with our Sounds Fun Phonics set of videos, songs, word building kit, poster, multisensory flashcards and worksheets! This fluency set will complete our set of phonics word family materials, giving children a chance to apply what they have learned and practice becoming fluent readers with those new words! Plus, the comprehension check is the perfect way to finish off the unit.
Here is a classic activity for fall that I have been doing for many years with my kindergartners, and they love it every time! It's marble painting fall leaves, and I have a free download of some different types of leaves for you to try with your kiddos!
Here is another fun, FREE craft for kids based on the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, with SUPER FUN pictures by Peter Brown!
Learning to rhyme often requires SO MUCH repetition, so I created a new rhyming game, and then, I created a whole NEW SET of activities just like the first set that we already have, but with different words!
Here is a fun art project for fall that takes (almost) no prep at all, is super fascinating for most children! It incorporates a bit of science in it, since the children get to see how the salt absorbs the water, and then how the colors diffuse and travel up the salt covered lines. This project can be adapted to suit just about ANY theme!
A fun and easy craft based on a SUPER fun book by Aaron Reynolds. After reading this book just ONCE with my class last year, it instantly became the class favorite, and I KNEW we had to make the project! The illustrations by Peter Brown provided the perfect inspiration. We are providing the master and instructions FREE!