One component of my reading program (The Monaco Method for Early Literacy) is my collection of Teacher's Creatures Letter Bags. The handmade letter bags can be filled with items that start with the same letter as the corresponding Teacher's Creature's (puppet's) name. Each bag is adorned with the puppet’s name in letter beads and is made with a fabric print that also starts with the same letter. After meeting a puppet, students discover the items in the corresponding bag. The letter bags give students the opportunity to see and hold tangible items that offer a phonics extension after learning a letter and its sound.
This document is a list of the items in my letter bags and includes photographs of each and every item (that's 444 items to give you some creative ideas for teaching phonics). The list is useful for any Pre-K, K, or 1st grade teacher and does NOT require the purchase of the actual Teacher's Creatures Letter Bags. If you are interested in purchasing the bags, they are available with my Teacher's Creatures Phonics Puppets or as a component of The Monaco Method for Early Literacy at www.monacolane.com
TEACHER'S CREATURES PHONICS PUPPETS ARE A COPYRIGHT OF MONACO LANE: CURRICULUM FOR EARLY LITERACY.