Letter “S” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘S’ week. Letter ‘S’ lends itself to a million and one different activities.  Here are a few ideas to get you started, however, I encourage you to use what you have on hand and choose activities that your group would really enjoy. Do you have a young group of children who like…
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Letter “R”- Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘R’ week everyone! There are so many words that begin with the letter ‘R’, you will have no trouble finding lots of great examples to point out to the children in the next few days. We read our AlphaTales letter books and noticed the sound of ‘R’ is present when we say…
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Letter “Q” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter Q week! Most of our letter crafts are of animals but the children are not familiar with a quail so we went with a queen this week. The children decorated the crown with sparkly stickers and we added some eyes and lips.  We did talk about a quail as we read our…
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Letter “P” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘P’ week everyone.  We decided to make a penguin for our letter craft because several little people here like “Peso” the penguin from the Octonauts show.  I’m generally not a fan of promoting commercialized characters but I AM a true believer of teaching a child through their interests.  The fact that Peso’s…
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Letter “N” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘N’ week.  We started off our week by reading our AlphaTales Letter Books. This week the letter N book was about a newt, which is not an animal that my daycare children are familiar with, so we quickly moved on to other ‘N’ words.  I decided to make a nest for letter…
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Letter “M” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘M’ week. We are going to have a marvelous time learning about the letter ‘M’. This week’s mouse letter craft came from Rockabye Butterfly’s site.  We changed it a bit and stuck with all paper features so that it will lie flat when we put it in our letter books at the…
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Letter ‘L” -Letter of the Week

Welcome to letter “L” week!  This week the children and I made the letter L into a lion for our letter craft. Our inspiration came from The Vintage Umbrella. We read our letter L books and talked about the sound that letter L makes. Letter L is one of those letters that has the letter sound within…
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Letter “K” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter K week!  Both of our letter books (AlphaTales link) featured a kangaroo for letter K so we decided to make our letter K craft into a mother and baby kangaroo.  Our inspiration came from Mommy.Nanny.Guru this week. I talked about the sound of letter K and the kids and I brainstormed a handful…
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Letter “J” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “J” week. We decided to make a jelly fish for letter J this week because my children have been playing all sorts of deep sea imaginative games.   Our inspiration came from Crystal and Co. I love to search Pinterest for great craft ideas.  If you aren’t on Pinterest yet, I encourage…
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Letter “I” -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter “I” week.  We began the week by reading through our AlphaTales letter books.  There isn’t that many words that begin with the short letter ‘I’ sound so I’m going to have to get creative this week. I prefer to teach the children the short vowel sounds first and then do the long…
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