Tuesday, December 30, 2014

All About the Letter H - Letter of the Week Activities


Letter Hunt: Go on a Letter Hh hunt around your home. Encourage your child to see how many objects he can find with names beginning with the /h/ sound. Support your child’s writing process by encouraging him/her to write the word on an index card. Then have him/her tape it to the object.

Odd Sound Out: Say three words, two beginning with the /h/ sound and one sound that is different. Have the student repeat which sound does not belong.
  • house, hand, goat
  • hair, hamburger, football
  • mouse, hotdog, horse
  • goose, hose, hop
  • home, grapes, hen
  • ham, hen, gum

H Listening Game: Read the following sentences. Have the students repeat the words that begin with the /h/ sound.
  • Henry the horse likes hay.
  • He has a hen.
  • I like to eat hamburgers.
  • We grill hotdogs.
  • Hallie and Hannah like to play hopscotch.
  • Howard’s home is far away.


Fill in the Missing Word:  All of your guesses should begin with the /h/ sound.

  • I have four legs, a long mane, and I love to gallop. When I speak I neigh. I am a ________. (horse)
  • I live on a farm. I have two legs and feathers. I lay eggs. When I speak I say cluck, cluck. I am a  ________. (hen)
  • I am a shape. I have six sides. I am a  _______. (hexagon)
  • I have two humps and come to a point. When it comes to love I just can’t stop. I am a _____. (heart)

Circle and Find: Have students practice reading environmental print. Use newspapers, junk mail, and/or sales flyers and have them highlight all of the letter Hh’s using a highlighter.

Songs & Poems

Hh
(to the tune Miss Lucie Had A Baby)
Hannah had the hiccups
hic hic hic hic hic hic
All that hic hic hiccupping
made Hannah feel quite sick.
Her daddy didn't worry
He knew just what to do
To scare away her hiccups
he simply hollered "BOO"

If You're Happy and You Know It
If you're happy and you know it,
Hop on one foot “h” “h”
If you're happy and you know it,
Hop on one foot “h” “h”
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Hop on one foot “h” “h”.

Where is the Alphabet?
(Tune: "Where Is Thumbkin?")
Where is H? Where is H? (Children repeat.)
Here I am! (Hold up the manual sign for H.)
Here I am! (Children repeat and copy sign.)
What do you say H? What do you say H?
/h/ /h/ /h/ /h/ /h/ /h/

Body Letters - Challenge children to make different letters with their bodies. Can you make a "H"? Can you make the letter that you hear at the beginning of "horse”?

Air Writing - Write letters in the air using the index finger and middle finger. Keep your elbow stiff. Note! The teacher will need to reverse the movements or turn around while demonstrating in front of the class.

Large Motor Activities
  • Play hopscotch.
  • Hop around like a hare.
  • Play with hula hoops.
  • Hokey Pokey


Things to glue on the Alphabet
  • hearts
  • heart stickers
  • happy faces
  • holly
  • Hershey kisses
  • Hairy H (fun fur)
  • Look for happy faces in magazines


Snacks
  • honey
  • honeydew melons
  • hamburgers
  • hotdogs
  • Hersey Kisses

Letter H Links

The Little Red Hen Resources:

3Dinosaurs.com has some amazing FREE printables to go along with the story, The Little Red Hen. Check out the resources at: The Little Red Hen

Sparklebox.co.uk has FREE PDF files to enhance retelling of the fairytale to include the following:
  • Little Red Hen story visual aids
  • Little Red Hen story cut-outs
  • Little Red Hen display banner
  • Little Red Hen role-play masks to name a few of the resources.
Check out the resources at: The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen - Disney Story (Youtube.com Link) 

House for Hermit the Crab Resources:

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle read aloud (Youtube.com Link) 

3Dinosaurs.com has some amazing FREE printables to go along with the story, House for Hermit the Crab. Check out the resources at: House for Hermit the Crab

Hansel and Gretel Resources:

Sparklebox.co.uk has FREE PDF files to enhance retelling of the fairytale to include the following:
  • Hansel and Gretel n story visual aids
  • Hansel and Gretel story cut-outs
  • Hansel and Gretel display banner
  • Hansel and Gretel role-play masks to name a few of the resources.

Check out the resources at: Hansel and Gretel



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All About the Letter H Independent Practice - Letter of the Week

Over 50 pages of interactive hands-on practice. The All About the Letter Hh Independent Practice Packet is the perfect accompaniment to the All About the Letter Hh SMARTBoard Activity. I have used a variety of the activities in both whole and small group instruction.

All About the Letter H Independent Practice - Letter of the Week


FREEBIE! The following activities are FREE to download. If you like what you see please purchase the entire All About the Letter H Independent Practice Packet from TeachersPayTeachers.com for $2.00 using the above link.
            •  Where is the Letter H?
            •  Hh is for Horse (Letter Maze)
            •  Letter Hh Worksheet
            •  Which One Does Not Belong?


All About the Letter Hh Independent Practice contains the following:
  • Where is the Letter Hh? Find the upper and lowercase letter Hh out of a random group of letters. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Hh’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper.
  • Where is the Letter Hh? Find the upper and lowercase letter Hh in the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Hh’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper. Finally, practice writing the letter H.
  • H is for Horse: Help Henry Horse find the hay. Follow the upper and lowercase H’s to the hay.
  • Find, Graph, & Tally: Count the number of objects and color in the matching number of squares.
  • Write. Circle. Find. Practice writing the letter H. Find the picture that does not belong. Find the letter H out of a group of letters.
  • Write the Missing Letter: Look at the picture and write the missing letter either at the beginning of the word.
  • ABC Order (Uppercase): Write the missing uppercase letter that comes next.
  • ABC Order (Lowercase): Write the missing uppercase letter that comes next.
  • How Many Letters: Count the number of letters for each word and write it on the line next to the word.
  • Big H, little h What Begins With H? Draw a picture that begins with the letter Hh. Practice writing the letter Hh.
  • Letter Hh Vocabulary Cards: house, hen, hat, hay, horse, ham, heart, hair, horn, hammer, hotdog, honey, happy, hamburger, hexagon, helicopter, hot air balloon, and hippopotamus.
  • Mini Letter H Word Wall Cards: house, hen, hat, hay, horse, ham, heart, hair, horn, hammer, hotdog, honey, happy, hamburger, hexagon, helicopter, hot air balloon, hippopotamus, hand, his, him, has, have, and her.
  • Write the Room
  • Letter Hh Word Search: Use the word bank and find (10) words beginning with th letter Hh. All words are printed across.
  • Which One Does Not Belong? Put a H on the pictures that do not begin with the Letter H. Put an X on the letter that does not belong.
  • Which One Comes Next? Write the letter that comes next in the pattern. Use the pictures at the bottom of the page to finish the pattern.
  • Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Hh: Use hay printed with the letters Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, and Jj. Sort the upper and lowercase letter Hh to the matching horses..
  • Letter Hh Sorting Mat: Use the pictures and sort by beginning letter H sound like in gate onto the mat.
  • Letter Hh Word Puzzles: Put together (3), (4) and (5) piece puzzles of words beginning with the letter H. Also, puzzles mats with 1-3, 1-4, and 1-5 printed on them. Use for struggling students or for self checking. Write the number on the back of the letter H word puzzles and students can match 1:1 using the puzzle mats.
  • How Many Syllables?:  Clap and clip the number of syllables on each card.
  • READ! WRITE! MAKE! Mats There are over 14 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter and critical thinking skills. Read! Write! Make! Activity Mats are perfect for small group and individual practice.

Directions: Print Letter H Vocabulary Cards, Mini Word Wall, Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter H, Letter Hh Sorting Mat, Letter Hh Word Puzzles, and READ! WRITE! BUILD! Mats  on cardstock and laminate for durability.


If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com.

If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

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All About the Letter H - Letter of the Week SMARTBoard Activities

YouTube.com Educational Links:
I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter H.
GO TO>> YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
Note: All books and songs are copyrighted by original owners. Youtube links change periodically. If you find a broken link please email me at:lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com

There are over 20 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter H is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.


All About the Letter Hh file contains the following activities:
  • Letter H Vocabulary Words
  • Where is the letter H? Circle the upper and lowercase letter out of a random group of letters. Then count and write how many uppercase and lowercase H’s you found.
  • Where is the letter H? Circle the upper and lowercase letter H’s from the nursery rhyme, “Humpty Dumpty” Then count and write how many uppercase and lowercase H’s you found.
  • Direct Teacher-led Instruction: Learn to write the uppercase and lowercase letter H.
  • Let’s write the letter H. Individual practice for students.
  • Write the missing letter. Students write the missing letter of words beginning with the letter H.
  • H is for Horse: Help Henry Horse find his hay. Draw a line from Henry Horse to his hay  by following the path of upper and lowercase letter H’s.
  • What comes next? Drag the picture and or letter which come next in the pattern.
  • What does not belong? Write an H on the letter and or picture that does not belong.
  • Sort uppercase and lowercase letter H. Upper and lowercase letters are printed on hay. Drag the hay on to the matching horses.
  • Sort Beginning Letter Sounds: Sort beginning letter /h/ sound like in horse. Drag the pictures that begin with the /h/ sound into the hat.
  • Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the letters, count the letters, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the letters. Then determine which letter had the most and which had the least.           
  • Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the picture, count the pictures, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the pictures. Then determine which picture had the most and which had the least.
  • Write the Beginning Letter Sounds.
  • ABC Order. Write the missing uppercase letter.
  • ABC Order. Write the missing lowercase letter.
  • Word Search. Use the word list. Use a highlight marker and find the letter H words.
  • Read! Write! Make! Practice tracing, making, and writing words beginning with the letter H.
  • Let’s Build the Letter. Construct the upper and lowercase letter H out of straight and curvy lines.

Directions: It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.

If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

FREEBIE! Letter G Independent Practice (6) Pages!!!

The All About the Letter Gg Independent Practice Packet is the perfect accompaniment to the All About the Letter Gg SMARTBoard Activity. I have used a variety of the activities in both whole and small group instruction. The packet contains over 40 pages of engaging hands-on activities perfect for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade.


I am offering (6) pages of the All About the Letter Gg Independent Practice Packet as a FREEBIE. If you like the activities in the FREEBIE. Then you can purchase the entire packet at Teachers Pay Teachers for $2.00.


All About the Letter G Independent Practice - Letter of the Week

The All About the Letter Gg Independent Practice Packet is the perfect accompaniment to the All About the Letter Gg SMARTBoard Activity. I have used a variety of the activities in both whole and small group instruction.

All About the Letter G Independent Practice - Letter of the Week

All About the Letter Gg Independent Practice contains the following:
  • Where is the Letter Gg? Find the upper and lowercase letter Gg out of a random group of letters. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Gg’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper.
  • Where is the Letter Gg? Find the upper and lowercase letter Gg in the nursery rhyme, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Gg’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper. Finally, practice writing the letter G.
  • Gg is for Goose Help Gert Goose find his glove. Follow the upper and lowercase G’s to the glove.
  • Find, Graph, & Tally Count the number of objects and color in the matching number of squares.
  • Write. Find.  Practice writing the letter G. Find the picture that does not belong. Find the letter G out of a group of letters.
  • Write the Missing Letter:  Look at the picture and write the missing letter either at the beginning of the word or at the end of the word.
  • ABC Order (Uppercase): Write the missing uppercase letter that comes next.
  • ABC Order (Lowercase): Write the missing uppercase letter that comes next.
  • Big G, little g What Begins With G?  Draw a picture that begins with the letter Gg. Practice writing the letter Gg.
  • Letter Gg Vocabulary Cards: glass, gate, garden, glove, goose, grandparents, green, gray, grapes, grasshopper, girl, grass, gas, gorilla, goat, gumdrop, glasses, & groundhog.
  • Mini Letter G Word Wall Cards: glass, gate, goat, girl, green, gray, grapes, glove, gas, gumdrop, gorilla, goose, glasses, garden, grass, grasshopper, bug, rug, slug, dug, hug, mug, jug, & tug.
  • Write the Room
  • Letter Gg Word Search: Use the word bank and find (9) words beginning with th letter Gg. All words are printed across.
  • Which One Does Not Belong? Put a G on the pictures that do not begin with the Letter G. Put an X on the letter that does not belong.
  • Which One Comes Next?  Write the letter that comes next in the pattern. Use the pictures at the bottom of the page to finish the pattern.
  • Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Gg Use the grasshoppers printed with the letters Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, and Jj. Sort the upper and lowercase letter Gg grasshoppers onto the matching grass.
  • Letter Gg Sorting Mat Use the pictures and sort by beginning letter G sound like in gate onto the mat.
  • Letter Gg Word Puzzles: Put together (4) and (5) piece puzzles of words beginning with the letter G. Also, puzzles mats with 15, and 1-4 printed on them. Use for struggling students or for self checking. Write the number on the back of the letter G word puzzles and students can match 1:1 using the puzzle mats.
  • READ! WRITE! MAKE! Mats There are over 13 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter and critical thinking skills. Read! Write! Make! Activity Mats are perfect for small group and individual practice.

Directions: Print Letter G Vocabulary Cards, Mini Word Wall, Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter F, Letter Ff Sorting Mat, Letter Gg Word Puzzles, and READ! WRITE! BUILD! Mats on cardstock and laminate for durability.

Click on the FOLLOW ME button to stay updated on new releases.

If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com.

If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a  Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a  Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a  With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c  With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

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All About the Letter G - Letter of the Week SMARTBoard Activities

YouTube.com Educational Links:
I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter G.
GO TO>> YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

Note: All books and songs are copyrighted by original owners. Youtube links change periodically. If you find a broken link please email me at:lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com

There are over 20 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter G is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.



All About the Letter Gg file contains the following activities:
  • Letter G Vocabulary Words
  • Where is the letter G? Circle the upper and lowercase letter out of a random group of letters. Then count and write how many uppercase and lowercase G’s you found.
  • Where is the letter G? Circle the upper and lowercase letter G’s from the nursery rhyme, “Girls and Boys Come Out and Play” Then count and write how many uppercase and lowercase G’s you found.
  • Let’s write the letter G  Direct teacher-led instruction on how to write the uppercase and lowercase letter G.
  • Let’s write the letter G. Individual practice for students.
  • Write the missing letter. Students write the missing letter of words beginning with the letter G.
  • G is for Goose: Help Gert the Goose find his glove. Draw a line from Gert the Goose to his glove  by following the path of upper and lowercase letter G’s.
  • What comes next? Drag the picture and or letter which come next in the pattern.
  • What does not belong? Write an G on the letter and or picture that does not belong.
  • Sort uppercase and lowercase letter G. Upper and lowercase letters are printed on gumballs. Drag the gumballs on to the matching gumball machines.
  • Sort beginning letter /g/ sound like in goat. Drag the pictures that begin with the /g/ sound into the gumball machine.
  • Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the letters, count the letters, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the letters. Then determine which letter had the most and which had the least.           
  • Find, Graph, and Tally. Find the picture, count the pictures, and color in the correct number of squares. Then practice using tally marks to count the pictures. Then determine which picture had the most and which had the least.
  • Let’s Play a Game. Word Search. Use the word list. Use a highlight marker and find the letter G words.
  • Read! Write! Make! Practice tracing, making, and writing words beginning with the letter G.
  • Let’s Build the Letter. Construct the upper and lowercase letter G out of straight and curvy lines.


Directions: It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the game does not have to be re-set.

Click on the FOLLOW ME button to stay updated on new releases.

If you have any suggestions and/or comments to make this learning packet better, please feel free to email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com.

If you find a mistake or typo in the packet, please email me at: lanieslittlelearners@gmail.com so I can fix the error and send you a revised packet.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a  Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a  Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a
Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a  With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Mathematics
CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c  With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

Credits:
www.KevinandAmanda.com (Free Fonts)
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Commercial-Font-License-SINGLE-FONT-348256 (Fonts)
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ashley-Hughes-38 (Graphic Images)
www.MyCuteGraphics.com (Graphic Images)