My students need letter recognition materials! As English language learners, many of my students come in with little to no letter recognition. The best way to help students is through tactile activities.
It's 8am. I stop cutting task cards and realize that it's time to let everyone inside the classroom. I walk outside and stand by the door. Just as they're about to enter the room in a single file line, Anthony, the line leader, holds the line until I am in position to start the day. It warms my heart that a simple gesture has become such an essential part of their school day.
I teach a bilingual classroom where all 34 of my students are English Language Learners.
Can you imagine that? I make sure to greet every student in the morning to make sure everyone has just that: a good morning. The school I proudly work at serves a low income population of primarily Hispanic students. Despite many hardships, my students always come in motivated and ready to learn!
This is my first year as a kindergarten teacher and I couldn't be more excited! Here is the game plan. I will spend September through November on letter recognition with my ELLs. The most efficient learning comes from using most of the five senses! I got the hearing and seeing covered using the alphabet pocket chart.
This project is all about tactile learning!
Students will be able to make letters using magnets and play dough during the month of September. Slowly, students will begin to practice writing letters using the boards an then with pencils. Finally during starting in November, students will begin the construction of CVC words and learning sounds.
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