I absolutely LOVE going to The Dollar Store. It's exciting to find goodies for my classroom & students at such a bargain.
With that "happy dance" feeling in mind, I decided to design "Diane's Dollar Deals"
There is no real rhyme, reason or amount of pages that constitutes a Dollar Deal
Just a fun way to express my appreciation for people who take the time to stop by my shop.
I hope you enjoy them, and that you'll be doing your own little happy dance.
There are a variety of ways to use these alphabet puzzles
Run off on white construction paper, laminate and trim. Keep each letter puzzle
in its own baggy.
Students can put them together as an independent center,
or do as a whole group activity, passing out a different letter puzzle to each child.
I've included a blank grid
to help younger students.
If you want a set in color, have your students help you, by having each of them decorate a letter then laminate and trim to use each year.
Just an FYI... I'm currently working on a full-color set for separate uppercase & lowercase letters. These will also be a Dollar Deal.
Pass them out to your students and set a timer. See who can complete their puzzle the fastest.
When they are done with one, they may exchange theirs with another student who has a different one.
I purposely put both upper & lowercase letters together, as I think it's important for students continually to see the "matches" even early on. Eventually, just by being immersed, the light bulbs go on.
You can use these each year, or skip the lamination and give each child a puzzle for whatever letter you happen to be working on.
They color and decorate the letter, cut their own strips, mess them up and put them together. Use during school, send home for homework, tuck in a sub folder, or have available for early finishers
Another option, that makes a sweet bulletin board
, is to give each child a puzzle that is the initial for their name
For a cool mosaic effect
, they color, cut, & glue to a sheet of construction paper, leaving a little gap in-between the pieces.
I'm Diane from Teach With Me hoping your kiddos enjoy practicing upper & lowercase letters with a number puzzle. Wishing you a wonderful year.
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Click here, to see the rest of Diane's Dollar Deals