I am so excited about the newest way to encourage my students to learn their letters fluently and to learn them FAST. Marsha from A Differentiated Kindergarten has just released her newest product and I felt like she created it just for my students because it features my favorite animal, my favorite fruit and just an all round fun way to monitor letter learning: It's called Who Will Be a Top Banana? and its purpose is to motivate and celebrate students learning their letters. How perfect is that? She has it marked down to $3.50 for now, so I would get it while you can and make sure you grab all of her awesome freebies while you are there, too. Click here to read more about how she uses this unit in her classroom or click on the picture to go buy it.
I use a variety of Pokey Pins (letters, words, popcorn words, even numbers!) throughout the year in my word work centers. It is a great way to practice letters, sounds and words, as well as to develop the students' fine motor strength and ability.
|Whenever the students hear or see a "fancy" word, we|
discuss the meaning and add it to the poster above on
post it sentence strips.