We reviewed all the letters that we have learned so far (23 of 26!!!)
I displayed them up on the screen using my Elmo (document projector). Then the students would come up with a pointer to the board and I would tell them a letter to look for.
It worked perfectly! I had them all mixed together. For my kiddos who had trouble, I would give them 4 to choose from ('Which one of these four is the letter A?") I really, really wanted them to have success with this. I still have 2-3 who are really, really struggling with their letters still!
Today we broke out our GIANT pocket chart.
insert **AWWW** ** WOW** **COOOOOOL**
The students "led me" in putting the upper case letters in order from A - Z. Then we practice with the first 7 lowercase letters from my stack (26-7= 19 students ;) ). They did SO, SO well!
Above is an up close of the difference between the upper and lower case letters.
Each child had their own card and when I (gently) tapped them on the head with my lady bug pointer, they got to come up and place theirs. I told them the lady bug would tap them when she "spotted" them knowing their letter match with a thumbs up. You could tell them ones that got the "spotted" reference. Too cute!
Afterwards, it's always fun to hear the kiddos "read" the book along with the music and what not:
(I love the little smiley faces from Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!)
I'm super excited about how much my kiddos have enjoyed these activities so far! Don't miss out on the rest of these great activities that I'll share as the week goes on. If you want to join in on the fun, grab my Chicka Chicka Boom Boom pack:
Hope to see your kiddos joining in the fun, too!