Key Elementary, Year One
Brown – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to identify the letter sounds for “P” and for “M”.
- Students will practice writing the letter “P” and the letter “M”.
- Students will be able to connect letter sounds with words that they start with.
ELAGSEKL1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
- Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
ELAGSEKSL5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
TAESK.11 Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences.
- Scrap paper
Kindergarten class had already been learning about the letters “M” and the letter “P”. PAIR Specialist introduced the activity, and then papers were passed out to the class. Each student received two pieces of paper. One one sheet of paper they wrote a capital “M”, then would crumple it up, and PAIR Specialist would come around to collect. On the other paper students wrote the capital “P”, and again students would crumble the paper up, and PAIR specialist would walk around to collect. Classroom teacher called everyone to the carpet, and would select students one at a time to pick a snowball from the bucket and say the letter out loud. Teacher would then prompt students to think of a word that starts with that letter. Class cheers!
While students were writing their letters, the classroom teacher and parapros would walk around checking student work. When students received a “Thumbs Up!” then they were allowed to crumble it up.
If letters are hard to read, it will be harder for other students to identify.