Letter of the Week! Activity Book
Providing a range of activities and ideas for teaching about each letter of the alphabet, this book is filled with reproducible pages to use in your classroom. The book is organized by letter, and the pages provided for each letter follow the same format. In writing this description, I will use the "a" pages as the example, with the understanding by you that these pages are duplicated for the other letters of the alphabet. The first pages offer a large uppercase "A" and a large lowercase "a." These blank letters can either be colored by the students or covered by them with something starting with that letter (acorns, apple seeds, airplane stickers, etc.). The next several pages (varies between 2 and 8) offer ideas for activities or things to talk about that begin with that letter. For example, you can learn about animals that start with "a," teach about acorns, help students learn their address, read a story about being afraid, look at an album, go apple picking, visit an aquarium, measure student's arms, make an "awesome aunt award," and talk about autumn. These are a just a few of the ideas provided you can pick and choose however many you want or come up with your own. Some of the ideas could be built into a whole field trip; others can be completed within the comfort of your home in just a few minutes. These pages of ideas are followed by a list of additional "a" words that may come up naturally in conversation throughout the week. Next there is a page of labeled picture cards (objects that start with "a") and a page of word cards (words that start with "a"). A few ideas for using these are provided, or you can come up with your own activities. The last two pages of the section focus on writing. The first page holds lines for students to practice tracing and then writing "A" and "a"; the second provides more of the same along with lines for writing a few "a" words and a place to draw a picture of something that start with the letter "a." This last page is designated as a page for an alphabet book, so when students complete all of the letters you can staple them together to make their book. If you'd like to try having a "letter of the week" with your preschooler, there are certainly enough ideas here to last! 240 pgs.