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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Go Dawgs! 
Cindy Conley of Harris Elementary in Duluth, GA, shared this idea when I was at the GA Kindergarten Conference a few weeks ago.  She adapted a favorite cheer of the GA Bulldogs to reinforce letters and sounds.
Goooo dawgs!  (Circle fist in the air.)
Woof!  Woof!  Woof!  Woof!  (Shake fist.)
Go A!  (Circle fist in the air.)
Apple  /a/ /a/ /a/ /a/ (Shake fist.)
Go B!  Bounce /b/ /b/ /b/ /b/
Go C….

Ribbon Ruler  Gina Skinner, Gwinnett County, GA
Ribbon with dots, frogs, or other objects.  Glue the ribbon to paint sticks or large craft sticks and use like a ruler to measure.

Paper Plate Names  (Jennifer ?)
Write children’s names on paper plates and then scatter them around the room on the floor.  Sing this song to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”
         If your name is on a plate, pick it up.
         If your name is on a plate, pick it up.
         If your name is on a plate, pick it up and give a smile.
         If your name is on a plate, pick it up.
*This would be great the beginning of the school year for name recognition.
You could also adapt this by writing letters, words, numerals, etc. on the plates.  “If you can read a word, pick it up….if you know a letter pick it up…”

Class Pictionary
Each day choose a different letter of the alphabet and write it on a large sheet of paper.  Let the children cut out objects or draw pictures of things that start with that sound.  Be sure and label their pictures.   After introducing all 26 letters, put the pages together to make a BIG BOOK PICTIONARY for your classroom.  Don’t forget to add a page for illustrators and the publisher (school, city, and state).  You could also let the children dedicate the book and make a page that says “The End.”