Monday, November 19, 2012

Fun with the Alphabet

I love introducing new letters to the class.  We always use a full sheet of construction paper and then make a silly but memorable alliteration such as "Practically Perfect Purple Pianos." Then we assemble the "letters" to form a capital and a lowercase letter to match the one we are studying.  Here it letter "Tt."

The class loves watching it come together.  It is silly but they "totally" get it. Pun intended.
The "T" to the left has a speech bubble saying "T - is for Totally Terrific Tom Turkeys!"

Here is a picture for our letter "P" and we only did the capital letter.

Each letter was too big to form both upper and lowercase letters.

Try it in your classroom.  They will love it.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Teachers Helping Teachers

My family and I live in Milford, CT.  So many people here have had water damage, homes destroyed, cars hit by trees... The power of water is really amazing.  The rectory of our church is in  Time magazine.  The water actually pulled the concrete steps off the building and ripped up the concrete patio.  People are resilient and everyone is helping.  We have been without power since Monday and might get it back on Tuesday.  School is opening tomorrow even though buses will not be running...  We were very lucky.
   If you are interested in helping teachers who need help, link up with Laura at The ESOL Odyssey who has put together a linky to connect resource donations with teachers in need. If you can help, or need help, please click on the link.  Good luck to all!