A great tactile way to review the alphabet is by making yarn letters!
Working on our upper and lower case letter writing in the salt tray...
Each week, when a new letter is introduced, the teacher invites each child to come up and try to print the letter on the dry erase board. The teacher begins by printing a capital and lower case letter on the board first - she identifies each letter as she is writing them for the children to see. Then each child comes up and takes a turn to print the letter. The children in this class [...]
We explored our numbers, counting, and the letter 'O' with this fun preschool activity using cheerios.
A drawback to being an administrator in a preschool program is that often times I have to actually "administrate" and when I do, it pulls me away from the classroom. So when this happens, I often only get to see what the children made after they are finished rather than while they are in the process. I still thought I would show you some of the terrific things our preschoolers made during our letter "O" week... The [...]
This week, we used the newspaper in a variety of ways to help us explore the letter N... The newspaper is a great way to explore letters and numbers and other language and literacy concepts. We laminated one large page from the newspaper to search for letters and numbers... We searched for titles and talked about some of the different parts of the newspaper such as the headline! We looked at the graphics on the [...]
In the midst of preparing a Christmas musical, making holiday decorations, and making gifts for parents - we still try to keep up with our regular academic program. This week the children are exploring the letter K! It won't be the only time that we explore the letter K but it is the week that we emphasize the letter. To emphasize the sound of the letter, we tried kissing our K's! Lipstick was put on [...]
As part of our morning greeting, we take a few short minutes to review the letters of the alphabet. When we review the letters of the alphabet, we sometimes sing the traditional alphabet song. Using the alphabet song helps the children remember the order of the letters. As an adult, I still use the alphabet song to remember the order of the letters. But most of the time we say the letters of the alphabet [...]
I have already shared how we integrate the letter of the week with a tactile experience but I wanted to take a minute to elaborate on what we did for the letter E. Trying to find something that the children could glue on the letter E that started with the sound of the letter E was a challenge. We could have went with eggshells but with so many allergies, we opted for elbow macaroni :-) [...]
To integrate the letter of the week with a sensory experience the children glue or paint something on each letter. Presenting the Letter A! A tactile experience is integrated to reinforce the sound of the letter as well as the shape of the letter... Presenting the Letter B! We try to make sure that the objects we use to glue to each letter actually start with the sound [...]