I looked back at this link recently because I still want to incorporate making books somewhere into the curriculum, but I’m not sure how yet – maybe when Bessie (the traveling teddy bear) comes in mid-December 🙂 We could all come up with mini stories to her, and practice more of our letters. It would maybe be incorporated into small groups or afternoon circle to teach more about writing.
Teachers are often showered with children’s notes and gifts – I got my first one today! The girl made it at home, which shows me she remembered who I am as her teacher 🙂 There are my initials on the paper (HG) and a heart. I am very glad that this girl in particular gave me a note because she only just started in my classroom last week. I have made an impact already, and that feels great!
This seems like a pretty good idea! It gives the children words to connect with the letters, and they get to wear the letter as a crown if they want to. I’m sure the parents will appreciate having their children working more on letter sounds and words that start with each letter – worksheets are effective ways to have the students practice and also have fun with coloring!
I found a fun way to teach blends with pictures on Pinterest. An image or saying works very well when it comes to remembering sounds. My current CT and school has a song to the tune of “I’m a little teapot” that the students sing about th, wh, ow, sh, and ch. The kids do the noises even on their own! These cards reminded me of that because there is an image that will help the students focus on the letter blends.