Saturday, January 18, 2014

Now I know my ABCs...

Okay, so we are nearly half way through the school year and, boy, have I ever seen an improvement in my kiddies!
They are reading, writing, counting and more!
 
There are a few, though, that are still struggling with their letters and sounds.  Although we do tonnes of things on a daily basis to reinforce these basic concepts, I knew these students needed more.
So I created these mini Alphabet Readers.
There are 26 books in all, one for each letter of the alphabet, and both colour and black and white are included.
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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Readers-1065673
 
I introduced these this week to a group of students.  First we identified the letter, said the sound it made and then we read my coloured version together and listened to the beginning sound in each word.  I love using these books as a shared reading lesson to a small group because they are so simple and the kids can read along.
 
 
Best part came when I pulled out these little black and white books ... and told the kids they were going to keep them!
They were so excited!
So off they went colouring in the pages and reading the words to each other.
 
I plan on using these books weekly.  We are going through the alphabet in order, one letter at a time for extra reinforcement.  My goal is to have all of my students know their letters and sounds by the end of the year.  We are almost there! 
 
I just posted these Alphabet Books to TpT and they are on SALE until the end of the weekend.
 
Here's a look at what else we did this week...
 
Ordering numbers 1 to 10
 
Sorting words according to word families
 
Identifying sight words and writing them in the correct letter boxes
 
Reviewing patterning
 
Matching rhyming words
 
You can find these activities in my Fun with Frosty unit.
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fun-With-Frosty-Literacy-and-Math-Activities-451548
 
Since this past week was a short week (Friday was a PA Day), I quickly pulled out these fun activities to work on ... no teacher prep needed and a great way to review key concepts we have been practicing this year.
 
Counting how many in the ten-frame.  Next week = the reverse....reading the number and colouring in the ten frame.
 
Figuring out which one is MORE and which is LESS
 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Let-It-Snow-Ready-To-Use-Math-and-Literacy-Centres-1007513
 
I can't wait to share with you what we have been doing in math...graphing....BORING!
NO WAY!
It was so much fun ... because Frosty came to visit!
Stay tuned....


1 comment:

  1. Love the little abc books. Great for fluency practice!

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