Thursday, September 6, 2012

I love using this online Starfall site at the beginning of the year. It provides letter recognition and reading activities for kids in grades PK-1. It is a great place for them to easily practice mouse skills. It is helpful to first demonstrate one letter of the alphabet for the entire class--which I do on the overhead...then let them explore the others on their own. For first graders, I print out a list of the letters in the alphabet with a check box next to each letter. Students check each letter they have done the activity for. I encourage them to find all of the letters in their first name when they initially use the program. They love that :)