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Lesson Plans: Name & Word Wall Activities, Building Blocks (Kindergarten, Building Blocks) - 32 views

  • Word Walls and The Name Game
    Each day we have one person who is our helper and we focus on
    her name. When everyone has had a turn, we start another round.
    I find it easiest to go in alphabetical order by first names.
    I write the students names on sentence strips, using one color
    for boys, and another for girls.
    First round: We reveal one name each day, beginning with a cheer:
    ?Gimme a B (B), Gimme an i (i), Gimme an l (l), Gimme another l
    (l), Gimme a y (y). What?s that spell? (Billy). One more time!
    (Billy).
    Then I ask if anyone ?notices? anything about Billy?s name and
    we look for letters in common with other names, or count letters
    and look for other names with the same number of letters. Then
    we take a good look at the student, discussing colors of
    clothing, so each child can draw a picture of the helper. I
    write the helper?s name on the board and encourage everyone to
    try to write that person?s name and then draw a picture of the
    helper. The helper gets to take home the pictures drawn by
    others, his is put up on the bulletin board with the name card
    I?ve made.

    2nd Round: The self-portraits are put into a class book and the
    name cards are transferred to an alphabet word wall. Each day we
    read the alphabet and names, then take the helper?s name off to
    cheer and ?notice? letters about this name and others. We form
    the helper?s name in magnetic letters, scramble them up and take
    turns putting them in the right order.

    3rd Round: When we read the alphabet, we say the sounds in
    addition to the letters and names. This time we cheer, write
    the letters in the helper?s name on the board and then count how
    many of those letters are in the names on the word wall. Then
    we talk about which letter has the most, least, etc. We have
    also added another name cheer: ?Bryan, Bryan, that?s his name.
    It starts with B, it ends with n, ho

    • Christine Schlitt
       
      Name Game Ideas for Kindergarten
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    "Word Walls and The Name Game
    Each day we have one person who is our
    helper and we focus on
    her name. When everyone has had a turn, we start
    another round.
    I find it easiest to go in alphabetical order by first names.
    I write the students names on sentence strips, using one color
    for boys,
    and another for girls.
    First round: We reveal one name each day, beginning
    with a cheer:
    ?Gimme a B (B), Gimme an i (i), Gimme an l (l), Gimme another
    l
    (l), Gimme a y (y). What?s that spell? (Billy). One more time!
    (Billy).
    Then I ask if anyone ?notices? anything about Billy?s name and
    we look
    for letters in common with other names, or count letters
    and look for other
    names with the same number of letters. Then
    we take a good look at the
    student, discussing colors of
    clothing, so each child can draw a picture of
    the helper. I
    write the helper?s name on the board and encourage everyone
    to
    try to write that person?s name and then draw a picture of the
    helper.
    The helper gets to take home the pictures drawn by
    others, his is put up on
    the bulletin board with the name card
    I?ve made.
    2nd Round: The self-portraits are put into a class book and the
    name cards
    are transferred to an alphabet word wall. Each day we
    read the alphabet and
    names, then take the helper?s name off to
    cheer and ?notice? letters about
    this name and others. We form
    the helper?s name in magnetic letters, scramble
    them up and take
    turns putting them in the right order.
    3rd Round: When we read the alphabet, we say the sounds in
    addition to the
    letters and names. This time we cheer, write
    the letters in the helper?s name
    on the board and then count how
    many of those letters are in the names on the
    word wall. Then
    we talk about which letter has the most, least, etc. We"
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