- The first time we did King and Queen. Each person was the king or queen of the day. They got to wear a crown and cape. The crown was a paper one that they took home at the end of the day. We made a web of all their favorite things. We practiced asking and answering questions. Then everyone made a page for their book. So fun and cute. I took pictures of them all in the cape and crown for the cover. As we did this we added their name to the word wall.
- The second time through we did a name chart. We added names to this according to their first letter of their name. I did the first letter and different color than the rest so that they could really see their beginning letter. I put a box around all the ones that began with the same letter. Picture coming soon.
- The third time through did this graph. I cut 3 inch strips of cardstock. I made this chart. Everyday I had the helper come up to the front of the class and I wrote their name on a strip of their choice. Then I cut it up. Letter by letter. They would say "Oh No, It's broken" Then the helper would pick up the pieces and we glued them back together on the chart. I would then pick some names on the chart and we would compare ....Whose name had fewer and more letters than theirs. It really got them talking about their names more and the letters in them.
Next time through we will be making "My book of Friends" The kids will actually cut up each name and glue it together to make a book of friends. Picture coming soon!