One of the Pre K objectives in TX was being able to recognize 20 letters by the end of the school year. The majority of the kids that came through my classroom during my 9 years teaching started the year knowing 0-2 letters at the age of four. That is very low but thankfully I was able to get most up to or close to the objective.
|Finding O's on the plaque|
Today, I decided to pull an activity that I used to do the first week of school, with some modifications, of course. I gave the little girl a cardboard E that I cut out from one of the many boxes that we have. She decorated it with markers and stickers (all things that begin with E). During the whole process I just continuously talked about the letter and all the different stickers. She loved it.
Markers! Stickers! A big letter to put in her room and play with!
Please note, that there is nothing here about associating letters to their sounds. We are just playing with letters here. :)