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 Uu’s using a highlighter.
Fill in the Missing Word: All of your guesses should begin with the /u/ sound like in up.
I am going on a trip to visit my aunt and ________. (uncle)
That pile of trash isn't pretty, it is _______. (ugly)
When it rains we put up our _______. (umbrella)
The opposite of over is ________. (under)
The person who calls the strikes in a baseball game is the ______. (umpire)
The "U" Box: Decorate a box with the letter "U". Inside the box place items or pictures of items that begin with the letter "U". This also works well if you use pictures, and have each child in turn draw out one picture and tell it's name and what they would do with it.
Acrobatic "U": Divide the children into groups of threes. Have the children in each group lie on the floor and use their bodies to form the letter "U". Let the children in each group trade places and form the letter "U" again, so each child gets a turn at being a different part of the "U".
YouTube.com Educational Links:I have put together a collection of songs and read a-loud books about the Letter U.
SMARTBoard Activities: There are over 40 pages of interactive activities to promote and reinforce letter, critical thinking, and math concepts. All About the Letter Uu is perfect for whole group, small group, and individual practice on the SMARTBoard or on a computer with the SMARTNotebook software installed.
Directions: To view the Notebook file choose: VIEW> 75% or 100% depending on your monitor’s resolution. It is recommended NOT to save the file once you have downloaded and extracted. This way the games do not have to be re-set.
Where is the Letter Uu: Circle the upper and lowercase letter U.
Circle the Letter Uu: Circle the letter U in the nursery rhyme, “In Upsy Down Town.”
Let’s Write the Letter – Uu
Write the Missing Letter: Look at the picture and write the beginning missing letter.
Uu is for Umbrella: Help Ursula Unicorn find her umbrella by following the upper and lowercase letter U to the umbrella
Which One Comes Next? Look at the pattern and finish the pattern.
Which One Does Not Belong? Look at the letters and pictures and put an X on the picture(s) that do not belong.
Let’s Sort by Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Uu: Sort the upper and lowercase letter U onto the matching umbrellas.
Let’s Sort: Feed Ursula Unicorn by sorting pictures by the beginning /u/. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.
Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the letters and graph how many of each.
Find, Graph, and Tally: Count the pictures and graph how many of each.
Write the Beginning Letter Sound: Look at the picture and write the beginning letter sound.
Search a Word: Look for words beginning with the Letter U. All words are hidden across and there is only one word per line.
Say! Trace! Read! Write! Use the letter tiles to build the word.
Let’s Build the Letter U: Use the shapes to construct the upper and lowercase letter Uu.
Size Sort Sort the letter by small and large. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.
Color Sort Sort the letter by color. To re-set the self- checking game: Click on ACTIVITY BUILDER>RESET ALL. This resets the game pieces to their original location.
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.
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.
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.