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- This is a BUNDLE of my Digital Daily Review Google Slides sets for PreK, TK, and Kinder (Digital Focus Wall sets) including slide decks for Numbers, Shapes, Letter Formation, and Sight Words!Please note that the video only shows the Number of the Day product in use, but all of our Google Slides thePrice $60.00Original Price $71.00Save $11.00
- This is a BUNDLE of my Digital Daily Review Google Slides sets for Kinder/1st grade (Digital Focus Wall sets) including slide decks for Numbers, Shapes, Alphabet Formation, and a set of basic Sight Words!Please note that the videos show my morning routine using these products on Zoom. For nearly ePrice $40.00Original Price $47.00Save $7.00
This is a Google Slides version of our Letter of the Week Focus Wall. This gives children daily practice in the identification of the alphabet, and also in recognizing those letters in various fonts. This K/1st version has the Alphabet Formation songs included, whereas the PreK/TK grade version contains has the Letters and Sounds songs instead. (Click links to see samples, but keep in mind that this set ONLY includes the AUDIO, not the VIDEO.) Otherwise, they are identical in every other way.
Want to try this out before purchasing? Click here to make a copy of one of the slide decks for the letter M.
When you display each slide, the kids will:
-Say the letter name and sound
-Sing the song for each letter (The audio files are included for all letters.)
-Draw the letter in the air
-Draw the letter on someone's back (or a pet's back or a stuffed animal)
-Finger spell the letter
-Do the “Alphabet Action” (such as “run” for the letter R in the top right of the chart.)
-Identify the beginning sound pictures, and do an action for each one. (The kids help to generate ideas for the actions!)
-Give a thumbs up or down if the letter shown is the letter of the week (there are ten practice slides for each letter for this.)
-Build the letter with anything they have, such as cereal, pennies, blocks, etc.
-Listen to clues to some beginning sound words, and guess what word it is. Kids can say it, draw it, or go find one, etc.
During the "Guess What" interactive portion, use the student clue cards you will find in a PDF on the drive. We've included both color and black and white versions of each picture on the slides. First have the kids cut out the cards. Then, while you read the clues, have the students look for the picture that the clue is describing and hold it up! This allows the children to respond non-verbally if necessary, with no need to mute or unmute! Naturally, you can still call on a child to answer if you prefer! Have fun! Please note that some letters have fewer pictures than others. Each letter has anywhere from two to five pictures.
This keeps the kids actively engaged and it’s tons of fun! You may also wish to have them tell you if the letter is a vowel or a consonant, or tell which letter comes before or after in ABC order, whether the letter is tall or short, etc.
For the letter formation songs, we recommend that you do some motions with the songs, such as drawing the letter in the air, on the rug, or table, etc. You can make up your own motions, or have the kids help you generate ideas! If you subscribe to our video subscription service, you can also check the motions there, too.
All of the audio files are included; just click the speaker icon to play them! (No video included.) The Alphabet Action song with audio is on just one separate slide, because it goes through the entire alphabet rather than just one letter at a time.
This product covers the letters from A-Z, and has 26 slide decks included, plus the Alphabet Action song as a bonus! Each letter has one song included which has been embedded into the slide. Just click the speaker icon to play the song.
Our original product, the Letter of the Week Focus Wall, is printable and sized to fit on a pocket chart, as in the photo in the previous page. However, this version is designed to be used digitally, (either online, or in person to project it in an extra large format.) So, although you could print it, each of these Google Slides is probably too large for most pocket charts.
These slides have been redesigned to be more eye catching and “prettier” than our print version, too! However, the basic content is the same. To access the slides, you will click on the link provided after your purchase, and it will prompt you to make a copy of it for your own Google Drive. When you make a copy, you can name it whatever you like and distribute it to your OWN students via whatever learning management system you use, such as Google Classroom or Canvas, Seesaw, etc. Please note that when you purchase one product, this is only a license for use in one teacher’s class.
You may or may not wish to display every single slide for each letter, depending on your instructional goals. Thankfully, it is very easy to “hide” certain slides in the file. For example, I do not always use the Letter Practice slides at the end each slide deck with my Transitional Kindergartners (TKs) due to their attention span and time constraints, but you may wish to do so. To hide a slide, first select it, then go to the menu. Tap “Slide,” and then select “skip.” Please note that this product is NOT EDITABLE beyond the ability to skip the slides you do not wish to display.
Check out this blog post here for Heidi's morning routine in TK with the Letter of the Week set! For more great Focus Wall materials, check out our HeidiSongs Number of the Week and Shape of the Week Focus Wall Sets! It's the perfect way to review the basic concepts each day!
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