Sunday, July 14, 2013

Now I Know My ABCs! Freebie too!

T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z...Now I know my ABCs!  Are you singing along with me??  

Pretty soon it will be time for these sweet little scrubbed faces to be coming in our rooms ready for everything we have for them.  One thing I needed to have more of to be ready for these little guys is ABC activities.  

Some come in not knowing any of their letters, so they may need some differentiation like picture clues to help them match capitals to lower case letters.

matching capitals and lower case letters

Some little kinders will come in with a working knowledge of some of the letters and won't need the matching clues.  So both of these are included as activities so you can differentiate for students.

creating an abc book

To further help students make connections between letters and words that begin with those letters, they can create an alphabet book.  It is important that they get to choose the words that are meaningful to them to include.  They draw the picture and write the letters.              

path of movement tracing cards

Students really need to learn to form their letters correctly by following the path of movement.  This will help students that easily confuse letters like b and d.  If they learn to write them correctly it will make it easier for them not to get them confused as they are written differently.

I Have Who Has matching capitals to lower case letters

Since the goal of these activities is for students to learn to match capitals to their lower case letters, a fun way to practice this is with I Have Who Has game.  

matching lower case letters to upper case letters

My little ones are going to be having a good time with these activities and not even realize the amount of learning they are doing!  I can't wait for them to get off to a great start!

Click the pictures if you want to check these out.  

And for when you have students reading some short words, you could also play this I Have Who Has game with easy sight words.  Just click the picture to grab this freebie!!

beginning sight words

Thank you for visiting with me today!


Jackie said...

Love this idea for the beginning of 1st grade as a review! Thanks for the freebie:) The beginning of the school year will be here before you know it. Thanks again,

Lori said...

Thank you so much, Jackie! Enjoy the freebie with your students. :)
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Barbara Leyne said...

Thanks for the freebie, Lori. My kids will enjoy that!
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Lori said...

That is great Barb! I hope your students have a good time learning sight words while having fun!
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