Great idea to help your younger kids learn to spell their name (and other important words)

Structured Play: ABCs

Write and wipe beginning sounds!

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alphabet, beginning sounds, ending sounds, numbers, comes before, comes after, color words, number words- SUPER easy to implement! Easy to prep and store! SCORE! #phonics #vocabulary #kindergarten

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Name Anchor Chart for the beginning of the year


Have students write their name on a class chart on the first day! Save until the end of the year and do it again on the last day to show growth!

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Alphabet play dough mats. Easy for beginning kindergarten because the letters on mat look like real play dough "snakes".

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FREE My Name Worksheet ((Double check to be sure all students' names will fit within one ten-frame -- otherwise, edit worksheet))

FREE My Name Worksheet

Stamp It Beginning Sounds

Stamp It Beginning Sounds

Beginning Sound sorting page

Beginning Sound Sort Pack for Prek and Kinder

Free ABC Placemat Printables

Free ABC Placemats

"We all fit together" class puzzle.

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Activities to Teach and Practice Letters and Sounds

10 Activities for Teaching and Practicing Letters and Sounds

Lots of fall math and literacy activities... like this one: color the pumpkins that have matching uppercase and lowercase letters.

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Free I Have, Who Has? Alphabet Game printable

I Have, Who Has? Alphabet Game

DIY salt tray with alphabet cards. Easy to make and kids have fun smoothing out the salt after correctly making the letter

DIY Salt Tray and Alphabet Cards

Exit Ticket - great idea! Use a dry erase board with the question. Have students line up and whisper answer to teacher on the way to lunch! No paper!

Fresh & Fun First Grade: Exit Ticket

Decorate the letter your name starts with

My name starts with...

This poster was created to give students a visual cue of what letters make more than one sound. This will help them to become more automatic with ...

Flip the Sound Poster

Flip the Sound posters

Finally in First: Decoding Strategies for PARENTS & more!

A great way to get those kinesthetic learners learning and moving. While students sing the song, they shake the same body part.

Short vowels: "Shake it" short vowel sounds poem

ABC Match up.

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Use foam letters to introduce ABC order. Blog post includes a free download of this activity.

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Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives: Environmental Print! {Freebies!}

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Question of the Day for the beginning of school

Adventures in Kindergarten: Cookies & Compulsive Excercise

stain glass name designs for my classroom window??

TeachKidsArt: Stained Glass Name Designs