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Are you looking to make your transition back to school easy? This is the pack for you. Consistency is the key. I have provided consistent centers to help your students learn the routines needed to be successful for the year while providing variety to keep their interest.
There are are 360 pages in the unit. Both black and white and color copies are provided.
This packet includes:
Beginning Letter Sounds Sheets: One for each letter of the alphabet. Find the pictures that have the same beginning sound and practice writing the upper case and lower case letter at the bottom.
Who Let the Letters Loose?
Help, the letters have gone missing. You can have the children write the room or put in a center. The letters are missing have them look at the card and find the missing letter. There are several assessment sheets to go with this center to meet the needs of your students.
Find the Capital and Lower case letter letters. Color them and graph them on your assessment sheet.
Find the Letters and Numbers. Color them and graph them on your assessment sheet.
Beginning Letter Cut and Glue: There are several different versions so that it can be introduced together or in a small group setting. The children can take another set and complete it independently while still feeling successful. Repetition is the key in the beginning. Another set can be sent home for homework. You may like different versions depending on your early finishers or students who take a little longer.
Super Beginning Sound Vocabulary
This is like my speedy race game. The children roll the dice. Say the letter or letter sound and then say the pictures that go across the line with the same beginning sound. This will help them with vocabulary and help them remember words with the letter sounds to complete other worksheets independently.
Purr...fectly Fast Letters
This is the famous Speedy Race game. Roll the dice, find the number and say the letters as fast as you can. Once you know the letters, the children can say the letter sound. Sure to be a favorite.
Letter Cards: One for each of the four weeks of September. I have listed several games to play with these cards.
Identifying ABC Upper and Lower Case
I have included four weeks of upper and lower case letters. My students love to play these games so I find switching them out each week keeps their interest and then I keep them out for free centers and they can choose the one that they like best. Variety is the key in my classroom.
You can put them all in a bag and have the children go around and pull the letters out and name the letter. Be careful because there are “surprise” cards in there! The kids love it.
You can have the children put the letters in alphabetical order and then place the lower case letters under them.
You can have the children match the upper and lower case letters.
You can play memory matching upper and lower case letters.
Also included are ABC bingo boards to go with each theme. Put all the letter cards together and call out the letter and if it is upper case or lower case. Use the markers to place on the board. You can play that all squares on the board must be covered to win or 4 in a row. (up and down or side to side)
Roll a Letter: Using the game board. Roll the dice. Move up the game board and place a marker on the letter. Mark it off on the assessment sheet. Roll the dice again and repeat. There are three columns to go through.
Glue the Pictures: ABC fun. Glue the pictures to match the correct column of letters. This is a great assessment to see which students are grasping the letter sounds.
Say 3 and Remember Me!
This is a memory game to help children improve their listening skills. Choose a card and tell the students the three words on the card. Have the class count to 10 together. Then ask someone to repeat what the three words were. This is a great transitional activity.
The second part of the game using the pictures is for the children to play in a center together or in a small group. Have one child look at the pictures on the card. They will say the pictures to their friend. Together they count to 10, and then have their friend tell them what the three pictures were without looking at them. This is a great center that children can do independently.
You could also cut up the picture and let the kids choose three to have even more solutions.
When they are able to successfully repeat the three words move onto 4 words at a time.