Sunday, July 10, 2011

Teaching the Alphabet -

I have been thinking about this idea for a while and want to get your opinion.  As I return back to teaching kindergarten, I want to make learning the alphabet more engaging.  We start the year introducing a letter a day.

Here's where I need your help.  I'd like these days to focus on literature, math, art, and other "fun" stuff. For example, letter D may be reading No, David! and creating a directed draw of David like this one here. The letter P could be reading all the Pigeon books and using shapes to cut and make a Pigeon of our own.

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Would you be interested?  If so, leave a comment with the letter(s) you would like to post about.  The only "rule" is that you share; a freebie.  It could be a link to a great resource (if a blogger, make sure you ask them first), or a wonderful website, or something you created yourself.

I need to hear from you soon!  Deadline to join is Friday, July 15th.  This will give others time to plan.  I hope others will want to join me!  I can't wait to hear from you!

Once we know which letters everyone wants, I will post them.  Together, we'll decide when to kick off Teaching the Alphabet.  Please blog about it!  It will be a linky party, of course!  :)


Happy Learning and Teaching!

47 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea. I would love the letter "F".


    Faithful in First

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  2. This is a great idea!! I teach a letter a week,not the best idea but what can I do? I would LOVE to be a part of this - I will do the letter "Pp"

    http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com/

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  3. Fun! I'll help out! I'll take the letter G for kinderGators! :)

    ggrant@greenville.k12.sc.us
    www.kindergators.blogspot.com

    Do we link up here with you later?

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  4. Love the idea! I can do the letter M!

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  5. This is a great idea & I'd love to join in. I'd love the letter "J"
    I will be out of country till August 3rd so if that is a problem I understand!

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  6. Great idea! I can do one or more letters. You tell me which ones you need!

    I'm going to blog about this so we can get more people!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

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  7. I think this sounds so cute! We don't teacher letter of the week but if you get stuck wiht an idea let me know maybe I can help!

    http://mrsgiglio.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks everyone for your quick responses!
    Me, I'm sure we can work around your vacation. :)

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  9. I am in! What about letter p or r?
    littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  10. I would love to join. May I have the letter E. Elmer the Elephant is a favorite of mine.
    Terry
    CA
    THYordan@aol.com

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  11. I would love to join. Just let me know which letter you need. A cool idea.
    Theresa.
    Candydishtreats@blogspot.com

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  12. I'd love to do this. Please let me know what letter you have available.

    Please email me: erinklein12@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    Erin
    http://www.kleinspiration.com

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  13. I'll take Ss (or any other letter that you need). I can't wait to get some more ideas!!

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

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  14. I've been working on a unit for Kittens First Full Moon so I'd love to be included if I can?!

    I'll do M for moon

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  15. I'd love to join! I can make letter C
    Ana
    www.ingles360.blogspot.com

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  16. Count me in. Sounds like fun.
    kshedd@scsk12.org

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  17. I just found your blog and would LOVE to join in this great idea. I would love to do 'F' if it is not taken already :)

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  18. this sounds like fun. I'll take what ever letter you need. looking forward to it.

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  19. I want to play. My two favorite letters, C or S are taken, so just surprise me. :)

    Lessons Learned

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  21. Sounds like a great idea! I would love Tt, Ss, or Pp. We do a letter a week until OCtober then 2 a week. If those are taken, just let me know. I can choose another!

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  22. Awesome idea! I would love the letter M.
    Kelly
    http://wildpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  23. I'd love to join in too. Whatever letter you need (even the hard ones like Q or X) =)

    ~Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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  24. I'll take the letter L.
    Meredith
    Keen on Kindergarten

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  25. I would love to help with a letter! I need to look through my files and see what goodies I have to offer. Please assign me a letter that will help the group!
    Thanks!
    Heather Kilgore
    http://kilgore'scubs.blogspot.com

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  26. I would love to help with this! I would like either the letter Ss, Aa, Tt, Cc or Ii. Either one would be great :D

    -Megan
    Pre-K Investigations

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  27. I'd like to join as well :) I can do any letter! aamco360@gmail.com

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  28. I'd love to join. I'll do the letter B or whatever letter hasn't been taken.

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  29. Hello All! I wouldlove to join in the Alphabet fun. Let me know what is left.

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  30. I will take a letter! Just let me know which one! brittanyerin33@gmail.com

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  31. Can I participate too please? I will take any letter!
    HerdingKats In Kindergarten

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  32. ADORE this idea! I would love to have the letter "O" or any one that you need me to do. Thanks! Mel D
    seusstasticblogspot@gmail.com

    Oh the Places We’ll Go

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  33. I teach first grade so most of my kiddos know all their letters and sounds. The ones that don't need intervention and get that from my teammates and I during group calendar time. I always use a kinesthetic alphabet and use mirrors and my Lindamood training to teach letters and sounds. Our whole school uses Fundations so we use common wording but I liked what I created better b/c it is phonics and phonemic awareness combined with music. I am posting it soon to TPT and my blog.
    Still, I am excited to see everyone's ideas. I love blogging and learning from all of you smart ladies!!
    Cecelia
    http://ilove1stgrade.blogspot.com/

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  34. I just found your blog, and I would love to help out! I am returning to Kindergarten this year, and would love the ideas to help teach letters!!! If "K" or "D" are open, I would be happy to help!!!!

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  35. I'm game if you don't mind a homeschool teacher joining in. I have already done letters A-P with freebies, so if you need one of those, I can expand on it. You can see examples listed here: http://www.hsprintables.com/ABC.html

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  36. Alright, I wanted Mm, Ss, Cc, or Ff but I think all those are taken. Just tell me a letter and I will get to work on it.

    My email is msk1ell(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  37. I'm Betsy from Mrs. Fleenor's Class, and I forgot to leave my email too!

    elizbeth.fleenor@evsc.k12.in.us

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  38. Ana said...
    I am Ana from Ingles360.blogspot.com, I sent a message but forgot to write my email
    ana_capurro(at)yahoo(dot)com (dot)ar

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  39. Ok, I was trying to go through the comments and see which letters were left :-) Are there any letters left? Let me know! Thanks!
    Tammy
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten
    livelovelaughkindergarten@gmail.com

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  40. I would love a letter. Just let me know which one. It looks like we have lots of participants.Sounds fun! comptonhouse@bellsouth.net

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  41. It looks like quite a few people have signed up so far - I would love to join in, I can take what ever letter is available, maybe X, Y or Z? Let me know.

    www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com
    jen_murphine@hotmail.com

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  42. I will take the letter A for apples and senses........
    Please help me to get followers. I am brand new at this :)

    http://heidiskrazykinder.blogspot.
    com/

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  43. I would love to join in on the alphabet journey. What a great idea. I'll be glad to do any letter. Just let me know. Amy

    qbeepatte@hotmail.com

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  44. Sooo sorry it logged me as "Me". lol I hadn't changed my blogger profile in a long time! It's Jenny! Hopefully it is changed and fixed just in case my email is:
    murphyjennifer3@gmail.com

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  45. I was on vacation and couldn't respond on my phone. I hope I am not too late, seems like you have a lot of volunteers. I would love to participate if you have room. sarah.hartland@gmail.com

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  46. I just wanted to say that I am following your awesome blog now and LOVE your content:) I was reading your comments on TBA wall and had to hop over and visit!!
    Annie

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  47. I hope its not to late, but I'd like to join too!
    email: msg702@cox.net

    Alma

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