Hello, All, long time, no write!
Well, I’ve been very busy with teaching. Starting to be a teacher again after two years off has proven quite a challenge and feels like starting all over again. Next year will be better, I won’t feel like I am reinventing everything every week! This year, I am struggling to keep my head above water. I am developing lots of new things, I just don’t have much time to post them! Here is one example of what I have been up to!
We are covering a letter a week. We are not going in alphabetical order, we are going in handwriting order. So we are finished the first few, which I will have to post letter. This week, we will be doing the letter T. Along with all of the other fun things we are doing, making an animal that starts with T (turkey) and a food that starts with t (tater tots), we also do a practice page. I am saving these pages and compiling into an alphabet book for each child to have at the end of the school year.
Each page is double sided. On the first side, there are large letters to color and trace, both capital and lowercase. The other side, I have divided into 3 sections, beginning, middle and end. They all have pictures next to them and the key letters are in a trace font. I have one last page that I cut apart. It has lots of pictures of things that start with that letter. They glue these things around the large letters on the first side. This is always lots of fun for the kids. I try to include concrete, every day objects that the kids can relate to. I also include some multicultural objects. This one has a picture of the Taj Majal in India.
On the copy for my school, I also include pictures of the children who have that letter in their name, to make it more personal.
So here is the PDF! educators desktop letter t
More letter pages to follow soon! I am also working on take home reading books! Hopefully, I will be able to write every weekend now! Thanks for reading!