A sound chart is like gold in a primary classroom :) I begin the year with a sound chart that only has the lowercase letters. As the year progresses I switch out the charts for one that has both upper and lowercase letters and then finally introduce beginning blends.
Simply print the sound chart on card stock for each child and have them laminated so it can be used all year long. I clip them into the students' draft books.
How I Use the Sound Chart:
We sing with it! (try Dr. Jean's Who Let The Letters Out-the kids love it!)
We use it during writing to help stretch out new words