My students need hands on learning with the alphabet to learn letter names, sounds, and blending to short vowel words.
My Transitional Kindergarten class is filled with delightful little learners from our local area. My students are unique in that all of their birthdays fall between September 2 and December 2 of the current school year. My students have the opportunity to participate in a two year kindergarten program provided in the SB 1381 legislature, also known as the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010. Transitional Kindergarten is only offered at selected sites within our district. I am the lucky teacher for one such site. At the end of the school year my studens will matriculate to their home schools for regular kindergarten next year. Fortunately for me, the majority of my little ones stay here at my elementary school and I get to be witness to their continued growth in kindergarten.
I like to make learning F-U-N! Learning Resources Alphabet Marks the Spot and LeapFrog Learning Leaping Letters are great interactive games for the students to learn and enjoy. Campbell's Alphabet Dice, Appletters, My First Bananagrams, Eureka Tub of Letter Tiles, and the Darcie Pop Beads will all provide hours of opportunities for students to have hands-on experience with manipulating letters. Once the students can identify the letters and sounds, CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words come next. An amazing experience would be to build words with the Didax CVC Word Builder Cards and Didax CVC Unifix Letter Cubes along with the Junior Learning CVC Word Builder Cards and Junior Learning CVC Blocks for Building Words. Now that we've learned short words, we will continue our quest and introduce short vowels with the Educational Insight Phonic Dominoes for Short Vowels. The TK students will have a great knowledge base as they head off to Kindergarten.
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|Learning Resources Alphabet Marks The Spot Floor Mat • Amazon Business||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|Junior Learning CVC Tri-Blocks Tub Word Building Set • Amazon Business||$21.63||1||$21.63|
|Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Short Vowels • Amazon Business||$18.59||1||$18.59|
|Didax Educational Resources CVC Unifix Letter Cubes (Set of 90) • Amazon Business||$8.98||2||$17.96|
|What Letter Do I Start With? Family Board Game • Amazon Business||$16.59||1||$16.59|
|LeapFrog Letter Factory Leaping Letters • Amazon Business||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|My First Bananagrams: Multi-Award Winning Kid's Spelling Game • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Eureka Tub Of Letter Tiles, 176 Tiles in 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" Tub • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Campbell's Alphabet Dice Game • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Montessori Phonetic Blocks, Reading Cubes for the Beginning Reader Toddler 3 4 5 6 Year Old, Educational Materials for Kindergarten, Eco Friendly CVC Words Letter Toys, Small 6x2x2 cm • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Appletters: Spelling and Word Tile Game By Bananagrams • Amazon Business||$9.39||1||$9.39|
|Didax Educational Resources C-V-C Word Building Cards • Amazon Business||$8.99||1||$8.99|
|Darice 0726-92 Smile Face Pop Beads • Amazon Business||$4.31||2||$8.62|
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