When I get to certain letters in our letter order, I cringe. I just don’t always have a lot of FUN materials to cover those tough ones. I mean letters like V, Y, Z can be tough to make fun, can’t they!? Let’s check out the VERY fun letter Vv.
This is exactly why I made my letter packs… for all the letters… not just the easy ones. Check out our Vv Learning from last week.
Once we introduced our letter and sound, we spend some time in Daily 5 doing a sound sort. When we sort our sounds, we are helping to sort our brains. Take care of those misconceptions as soon as possible. We sorted the Ff and Vv initial sounds. My students always confuse these two sounds, so it helps to start the week off with eliminating as much confusion as possible from the start.
Since we did the sorts together and exaggerated the initial sounds like all good kinders and kinder teachers do…
I have to make sure each little learner actually knew the difference between the sounds, so we did a quick check using this sheet.
Many of the pictures are the same, but there are more images here to make sure make sure they understand sounds.
We also practice our handwriting using these vacation kids sheets. Here is one of the vacation kids sheets for writing numbers.
And here is another one of my little wonderfuls working on a different kid.
I love using different images for the same activity. If a student needs to practice this skill again, they can grab a different page with a different kid. And they don’t mind doing it again. Practice makes progress.
Ten Frame Fun with the Letter Vv
Another math activity is this Valentine ten frame sheet. The number is given in the Valentine… Then the student wills in the ten frames to make the number.
They take the given number, then they fill the ten frame with that number. You can use this activity to create ten frames using MANY different number building strategies.
ABC Order Fun
And my little loves also put all these vegetables in ABC order.
Somehow adding fun graphics to the cards adds so much excitement to the activity. And we had to discuss the veggie pattern too!
These are just a few of the pics I snapped from this past week, but there was so much more for us to do.
You can click here for Letter Vv printables and activities.
And you can look here for a HUGE letter bundle.