Alphabet Work

Here is another resource that you can use in so many ways.  Its main use if for sequencing letters of the alphabet.

The package openThe package includes six pages for you to print and laminate, as follows:

1)  Page with capital (uppercase) letters for matching

2)  Page with common (lowercase) letters for matching

3)  Page with blank spaces for putting the alphabet in order

4)  Page of capital (uppercase) letters for cutting out

5)  Page of common (lowercase) letters for cutting out

The resource can be used in many different ways. The child can first match the letters, both uppercase and lowercase.  The child can then use the blank card to sequence the alphabet either on his own or by looking at the cards with the letters.  However it is used, this resource supports children who may have difficulty sequencing the alphabet by allowing them to go in stages until they can do it on their own.

matching upper case in progress      matching lower case in progress

IMG_20150205_130102   completed lower case on blank

The clip art was taken from mycutegraphics.com. Please see Laura Strickland’s terms of use here.

Of course you can store in this handy plastic bag and label.whole package

Now here’s the great news!  This resource is free for you to download, print and use in your classroom.  You can print as many copies as you like.  Even the label is there for you.  It is in .pdf format.

If you are a teacher in Trinidad and Tobago the learning outcomes from the Primary Curriculum Guide for Infant One, are listed in the file for your convenience. (Colours are different from those showed here).

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Parking Lot for Sight Words

Here’s another nice resource I saw online and thought I would make it myself for my class.  It is a parking lot for sight words.  The word is called and the child drives a car into the correct parking space.  As usual I changed the original one a bit.  Here‘s the original one.

Here’s mine.  the lot  Since I’m working with limited resources, I laminated these and wrote the target words on with a dry erase marker.  In this way, I can use the lots over and over again.

I wanted to use it whole class and wanted to be able to tell at a glance if the child had parked on the right spot.  So, I put in ‘bumpers’ just before the word.  The cars cannot cross the bumpers.

ready to rumble  Here they are, getting ready to enter the parking lot.  They made little engine noises as they drove and when another word was called, I encouraged them to reverse and go forward like a real car would, instead of jumping lanes.

driving to the word  On the right, they are driving towards the word ‘his’.  Someone may be going the wrong way!

 

parked at his  In order to prevent copying, I put the words in different places on each lot so the children look for the word rather than just follow the person next to them.

 

Here’s the entire set.   The cars were purchased locally at a variety store.

the package       package

 

My main reason for making resources is to allow further reinforcement and learning to take place in the children’s free time.  They can use this resource on their own.  A child who knows the words well can use the flashcards to call the words.  To facilitate that, I included the flashcards with the target words and a dry erase marker.  The entire set fits nicely into a plastic zip bag (the kind you get when you purchase curtains).  Isn’t that just handy?  After all, we’re working with limited resources here.

Do enjoy!  The children certainly do!

Here’s the best part.  You can download the template for this parking lot if you like.  Just print, laminate and rev up those engines!  Here you go.

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Spaceman

I love making resources.  I mean, really, really love it.  So, I saw this idea on the internet some time and decided to make them for my class.  It is a spaceman to help children remember to put spaces between words as they write.

big finger little fingerSince we generally use finger spaces, I altered the one I saw so that it fit onto the child’s finger – the very finger they would use to put the space between words.   small finger

Just not to be left out of the fun, I made a bigger one for me to use on the board.  Two fingers fit in there.  So I was able to demonstrate as I wrote on the board.

on board

Somehow they remembered to put a ‘finger space’ when the spaceman was there to remind them.  Even the ones who had already mastered the spacing issue, kept asking to use Mr Spaceman when writing.

in books

Hope you like this idea. Better yet, try it!

Photo of spaceman courtesy: dreamstime.com

The resource was made for personal use only and I gained no profit in making it.

 

ClipArt

I’ve been making clipart!  Why?  Well I’m always looking for clip art to use on worksheets or to make other resources for classroom use.

So why don’t you just continue downloading other people’s clip art?  Well… because… errr – it’s just fun to do my own.  Now you can download my clip art to use in your projects.

See the sidebar on the left?  See my other blog?  Right, just hop on over a enjoy!

ps: I’ve only just begun so the collection isn’t large but it’s good quality so check back for more.