Making our own stick puppets for our daily attendance board in PreK!
We've all heard of the "Name Game" song, but this is a fun large motor game with lots of different possibilities!
Exploring our first and last names with a paper name puzzle in preschool!
Using the salt trays to promote name recognition and pre-writing skills in PreK!
See how our names are an interactive part of our daily preschool classroom activities.
Combining rice with a name search makes for a wonderful learning and playful experience!
The most powerful and effective way for children to begin learning the complex process of learning about letters is by writing their own names." ~Carol Lyons Retrieved from Literacy Beginnings on July 25, 2011 Today I am sharing the highlights from Chapter 20 Names: A Powerful resource for Literacy Learning by Pinnell and Fountas. This is one chapter from this amazing book blog party sponsored by Vanessa over at Pre-K Pages. Names According to Pinnell [...]
Young children can learn to master their names with a "name-rich" environment.
Practice this simple name writing activity with your preschooler! In the middle of a room full of play and noise, I happened to notice a group of children gathered around their teacher doing a little name recognition and writing. As each child would get a turn, the teacher would ask if he or she wanted to print their name in boxes or on a line. Clearly this wasn't the first time the children had tried [...]
Each school year, I like to create a name book for my preschool students to use. I put them together with all kinds of materials but to simplify things for my readers, I created this little name book template. In advance I create a book for each child. The number of letters each child has in his or her name will determine the number of middle pages each book will have. I also put in [...]