Literacy Beginnings | Chapter 20 | Names

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 [...]

Who has come to preschool today?

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 poster board says "I Am Here Today." Both of the poster boards have Velcro dots on them and the children's names are [...]

By | October 16th, 2010|Categories: Circle Time|Tags: , |3 Comments

A simple name writing activity to do with preschoolers

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 [...]

By | August 24th, 2010|Categories: Letter Recognition, Name Recognition|Tags: , |9 Comments

My name book: A preschool printable

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 [...]