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First Name

Listen to song "What's Your Name" and finding sock letters

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Write child’s name on paper
  • Place magnetic letters to child’s name into a dark sock (if using all uppercase letters make sure name is written in uppercase - ideally you would use an upper case letter for the first letter and lower case letters for the remaining letters but.... not all magnetic letters are made that way)
  • Let child draw out one letter and match to letter in his name on the paper
  • Continue until all letters are placed correctly on written name
  • Listen to song " What's Your Name" by Mike Soloway

Simplify

Together place the first two letters of child's name in the sock.  Let child select one letter from the sock and place on the correct letter of his name on the paper. Now, let child select the remaining letter from the sock and place on the correct letter in his name.  Continue to add next 2 letters at a time to the sock from child's name until complete name is spelled out.

Extend

Let child write his own name on the paper to match with the magnetic letters - watch for upper and lower case letters.

Materials

  • paper
  • pencil/marker
  • magnetic letters of child's name (can use any type of shape letter - wooden, paper, etc. we use a wooden alphabet puzzle that has each letter's shape)
  • dark sock
  • Song "What's Your Name" by Mike Soloway from album Hungry for Manners

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"But Where Is The Green Parrot?"
by T. Zacharia (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came waddling back.

 

Four little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came waddling back.

 

Three little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came waddling back.

 

Two little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came waddling back.

 

One little duck went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But no little ducks came waddling back.

 

Father Duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Father Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

Five little ducks quickly waddled back.