Do you find that doing one letter a week isn’t enough “rigor” and your children need to “accelerate” the pace? Well, although I still do one letter a week as a focus letter, I have designed a series of units to accelerate the pace in a fun way! Bring on the “ABC Pool Party”! Let’s have some wet fun with water balloons! This unit is full of water fun designed to practice the whole alphabet! So grab your towel and floaties and have a water balloon fight while learning about the alphabet!
In this packet you will find the following:
- beginning sound clip cards, student response sheet and “I Can…” poster
-“Where is my Floatie?” Pocket chart game (full group, small group or center activity matching letter to picture with beginning sound), student response sheet and I Can poster
-“I Have, Who Has?” lowercase letters
-“I Have, Who Has?” uppercase letters
-“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” cards for uppercase, lowercase letters and beginning sounds (and directions for activity)
-Roll and Cover games for letter rec and beginning sound, water balloon and splash covers, response sheet and “I Can…” poster
-Write and Wipe Letters Center cards, response sheet and “I Can” poster
-26 letter to picture puzzle card, response sheet and “I Can” poster -Upper to lowercase letter matching Pocket chart, response sheet and “I Can”
-26 letter to picture puzzle card, response sheet and “I Can” poster
-Upper to lowercase letter matching Pocket chart, response sheet and “I Can” poster
-Roll, say, Keep boards, 2 different types of game cards (letters and beginning sounds) and response sheet
- Scoot! Game (beginning sounds) and response sheet (directions for playing included)
-Beginning and ending sound “write and wipe” cards (practicing listening for beginning and ending of a CVC word), response sheet and “I can” poster
-26 Playdough mats, response sheet and “I can” poster
-“Balloonheads” full group game and response sheet (with directions for playing this fun game!!!) for upper and lowercase letters
-“Splashheads” full group game and response sheet (with directions for playing this fun game!!!) for beginning sound id
-Letter sorting mats, letters to sort, and response sheet (I even included beginning sound balloons to sort using the same mats, so it makes a separate activity.)
-Worksheets to practice letter rec and letter to sound (color by letter, roll and color, upper to lowercase matching, letter to sound matching, spin and color)
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
LK.2 I can write a letter for most consonant sounds.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K.2 I can isolate and pronounce beginning and ending sounds in CVC words.
This is a huge unit filled with all kinds of activities for full group, small group and your centers to reinforce the whole alphabet with a fun pool party theme!