After four days of minimum days, our kinder students will be going to school full time. The afternoons will be hard for some but I hope to make school exciting enough that they will not even realize that they are at school. This week, I will introduce Word Work. I am going to keep the tasks simple; with the intent of having the students explore the alphabet. Like you, I have students with all, some or no letter recognition.
To differentiate, a variety of tools will be available for them to use.
Play Doh Letters: On Monday, I plan to introduce magic play doh and teach my students how to roll snakes to form letters. They will have letter stampers available as well.
ABC Fishing: Students will go fishing for magnetic letters using these fishing poles, I purchased from Lakeshore Learning. These will serve double duty. I am using them for math, too.
Letter Beads: Students can practice their fine motor skills while finding the letters in their name. Letter beads are a year long word study choice in my classroom.
Alphabet Matching: Alphabet puzzles, alphabet games and pocket chart letters will be used to help students identify, sequence or match the alphabet.
Here is a freebie for you to try with your students. The alphabet is in order so that students can sing the alphabet if needed to identify the letter.
What do your literacy centers look like? Do you have any favorites?
Happy Teaching and Learning!