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 […]
Part of the morning greeting routine in this two year old class includes a creative way to take attendance. On the wall the teacher has two large laminated poster boards. One of the poster boards says “Our Class.” All the children’s names are on this board when they arrive to school each day. The other […]
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 […]
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 […]
Help preschoolers learn to recognize their names with these graphing activities. The activity you choose to use will depend on the age and readiness of your students. When participating in any type of graphing activity, always make sure your students are involved in the process and once the graph is completed, ask the children questions […]
Create a name sensory card for each of the children in your class and then try the activities described below! What the teacher will do… Print each child’s name on a sentence strip using upper and lower case letters. Trace each letter of the name with a thick line of glue. Set aside to dry. […]
Some names are long and some are short. Play this little concentration game to help your preschoolers recognize their own name and the names of their classmates. To prepared the game… Print each child’s name (upper and lower case) on a two separate sentence strips. Cut one name apart leaving one letter of each child’s […]
Help your preschoolers recognize the letters in their name with this little puzzle activity. Write each child’s name on a sentence strip using upper and lower case letters. Write each child’s name on a sheet of construction paper and add a rectangle with the same number of columns under the child’s name. Create a second […]