Wow, has the end of the school year got me frazzled! So much so, that I haven’t even had a minute to blog about how stressed I am with all that is going on these days!!
Last weekend had me taking a road trip to Chicago for my niece’s high school graduation at my high school alma mater, followed by some hardcore training (ok, it wasn't hardcore seeing as I started 3 weeks ago) for the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge 3.5 Mile Run , which I managed to actually finish UNDER the time I set for myself-- which to me was impressive, for not having run any kind of race in over 13 years! =) But it kicked me back into gear and now my running workouts are back! Yay!
BUT I guess life is good and there are 5 more student days left!! I had intended to share some review ideas last week, but never got around to even peeking at my blog.
Nonetheless, I am back this week with a few things to share!
As part of our Letter Review, I had the munchkins each pick a letter and create a Letter Page for a classroom book (which come to think of it, I still need to put back together since they enjoyed it so much, the cover got ruined!) I pulled out the Letter Cards that they were not interested in using in the Writing Center and my ABC stickers from Lakeshore Learning.
I knew they were probably tired of using the same ole’ markers and crayons, so I dug through my art closet and found these cool Paint Brush Pens by Crayola! I thought they were pretty neat and so did the kids!
We also focused on letter sounds (especially since I was also focusing on the phonological awareness section on my End of the Year Assessment). The munchkins worked in small groups and played some Letter Mat Games that I forgot I had,from an awesome resource book by The Mailbox. I LOVE The Mailbox! It has been my go-to guide since I started my teaching career!I also created a few Letter Review Sheets (I promise to post them as a Freebie soon!) and I introduced them in small groups and then put them in the Writing Center for individual use. They completed the sheets in 2 different ways.
We also played many Letter Games during Circle Time, such as "I Have, Who Has?" , a fun card game idea (and a Freebie) that I downloaded from Loving and Learning in PreK . They really enjoy that one!
And I am sure we did many other fun letter review activities, but my brain is so fried, I can't recall them right now! =)