Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Y'All Linky

http://hashtagteachermom.blogspot.com/2015/09/five-for-friday-sep-11.html


Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I love wearing jeans with tall boots and warm sweaters , going to the apple orchard, apple crisp, apple cider, and going back to school and meeting new kiddos!  This week I am linking up with #TeacherMom to bring you some of my favorite fall activities and projects! So stay tuned!

This activity lends itself well to student of the week, star student as well as just learning letters and friends names! To start the activity you will need a picture of each child as well as their names either cut up on a sentence strip or post it notes (which I use because I always have those laying around)!

I put one letter on each post it note and lay the child's name out on the ground, felt board, white board or whatever you have available.
The song is sung to the tune of BINGO and goes:
There is a girl who is our friend and Alli is her name O.
A l l i
A l l i
A l l i
And Alli is her name O
For a boy change the girl to boy and her to him :)
Flip over the first letter and continue with the song:
There is a girl who is our friend and Alli is her name O.
(clap) l l i
(clap) l l i
(clap) l l i
And Alli is her name O
Continue flipping over post it notes and clap at each flipped over post it. Sing the above song until all letters are flipped over.

The kids love being able to clap the entire time

 I honestly cannot remember where this activity came from or if I made it up on my own, so I won't take credit for it, but it sure is a favorite of mine and my students!
I have always been able to use this song with every student's name in my classroom, some sound silly and long but the kids still enjoy it!!  While using this with my Early Childhood Special Education students we focused on one student a week but it would be easy to focus on more.
To find some more fun preschool/kindergarten literacy activities check out my Pinterest board

6 comments:

  1. Cute idea! The kids would love it, and they definitely remember what they sing.

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    1. Thanks! My kiddos loved this song each year!

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  2. Oh how much fun is this! I know that kids of all ages would love this fun way to celebrate each other - and to learn names!
    :o) Pamela
    Hedgehog Reader

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  3. Great idea! I love how it has the visual to go along too, so the students are able to see the letters.

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