I just love Sundays when I know I have the next day off. Don’t you?
So this week, we learned how to put words into ABC order. It has come up casually over the year, such as Hey! All the names that begin with A are on the top row of the cubbies! or I think I know why Zoe is the last one in line, but I haven’t formally introduced it. Not to mention, I have had a kind of revolving door and so my perfectly perfect “Kids Are In Alphabetical Order By First Name” is no longer perfect, and actually makes me look like I don’t know how to alphabetize when Abigail’s cubby comes between Jack’s and Kate’s.
(All names have been changed to protect whatever.)
I started out our lesson by using the Houghton Mifflin Sound/Spelling Cards that are a part of my curriculum.
I put out three cards and had the kids help me get them “in order”. We even sang the ABC song which made all of us nostalgic for preschool.
I know that song! I sang that song in preschool!
I love this song!
Why don’t we ever sing this song?
Because it’s a baby song!
No, it isn’t!
Memories. Anywho . . .
Michelle Taylor says
Love this idea! Thanks for the picture cards. I'll be making them today and adding this to my plans for next week!
Of course you are right! 😉 Thank you!!!
Hi Kristin! First let me say how much I enjoy reading your "adventures" and admire your creativity. I cracked up reading the "nutella" story yesterday. You are so funny, and so real. Although I am not a teacher, I am an SLP at a public school in Texas, and work primarily with the preschool population (3s and 4s). Your picture cards are great. I can think of so many ways to incorporate them into my therapy. Thank you so much. (Counting the days until Sprin Break!!) BTW….luvin' your office =o)
Stephanie Seigel says
I love this! What a fun, simple, hands-on way to teach ABC Order. Thanks for the inspiration! Stephanie from First Grade Bangs
Thank you for sharing your cards. I am an aid in a delayed learning class and I know the kids will enjoy them.