75 Fun Ways to Practice and Learn Spelling Words
My first grader has a spelling list of 10 words each week that she has to learn. As a teacher, I was always on the giving end of these ...
I posted before about pre-writing and pre-reading activities that have helped Tabitha to develop some of the skills she will eventually need for reading and writing. Over the last few months she has shown an interest in letters, so in this post I'd like to share how she is learning letter sounds and formation. Here…
Learning Letters with Pipe Cleaners | Make and Takes
Were using pipe cleaners to form learning letters today. It's the perfect activity for little ones learning the alphabet and beginning reading skills!
Simple DIY Building Words Center
I want to share a simple DIY building word center that you can make for your students! You can use this with CVC words, or have them pract...
Nurturing the tender years
I know it has been a while since I did a Nurturing Virtue post. There are two reasons for this, one is that I am working on a rather large project related to our virtue studies, which I will eventually share as a whole on this blog, and you will understand where my energies have been going (I just don’t have time at this point to duplicate my efforts into the project I am working on and posting it here too, but it will eventually be available to all of you in its completed form). The second…
ABC Dot Worksheets: Alphabet Activity Sheets for Preschool and Kindergarten
Alphabet activities and fine motor fun. ABC dot activity sheets can be used in a variety of ways to help kids learn letter recognition and letter formation while strengthening fine motor skills. This set is appropriate for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, RTI, SPED or homeschool classrooms. Uppercas...
How to Teach the Alphabet Without Letter of the Week
Stumped about how to teach the alphabet in preschool and kindergarten? Read here for how to do just that and why you don't need letter of the week to do it!
Ping Pong Alphabet Bounce - I Can Teach My Child!
This is a super-simple activity that Little Brother loved! I used leftover ping pong balls from our hands-on blood demonstration and the plastic inserts
Pre K Letter Recognition Activity
This letter recognition activity focuses on matching uppercase and lower case letters for a Pre K aged child.
word building, name building (and crossing the line) - teach mama
I try really hard to mix things up for Owen and Cora during homework time; some days they just color. Some days they paint. But at least 2-3 times each week I sneak in some specific literacy or math-related activities. And if they express an interest in doing something fine-motor related, I’ll certainly let them […]
Using playdough name mats is a wonderful way to develop letter and name recognition as well as fine motor skills. I printed each child's name in large letters on a sheet of cardstock paper and laminated it. you can print colored letters matching to the colors of play dough you have on hand. They then rolled the playdough into "snakes" and put it over the letters on the name mat.