ABC’s of Kindergarten
Let’s Go On a Alphabet Hunt!
Start the class by singing the alphabet song and reading a book about the alphabet that shows pictures connected to letters.
Students will participate by singing the alphabet song and listening to the story. Students will offer more words that begin with each letter.
2 Direct Instruction
Explain to the students that together they are going to create their own Alphabet Book using pictures from around the school. Assist them with examples: “C is for the Cafeteria where we eat our lunch, D is for the Door that welcomes us into school”, and then see what else they can think of quickly. After this initial brainstorming session, take a walk around school to gather some more ideas, this is a great way for the students to become familiar and comfortable with their surroundings. Once a few responses have been gathered the activity can continue by breaking students into small groups.
Students will participate in class discussion by offering their ideas and listening to others. Working with your collaborative group, discuss and decide on your group’s best matches of picture ideas and letters for the class Alphabet book.
3 Guided Practice
Teachers/students need to take pictures for the Alphabet book using a phone, iPad or camera. If the students will be part of the picture (make sure you have permission to photograph students). Digital copies can be cropped as needed. Using Google slides students assist the teacher in picture placement, caption ideas and color of slide background. This can be done as a whole group or with individual students using an overhead projector to demonstrate tools available in Google slides (font and slide colors, text choices, creating a picture frame around their picture).
Students can help take the pictures for the book, and be part of the picture when it is their turn. Participate in the decision process by collaborating with classmates on the design of individual slides.
4 Independent Practice
Working as a collaborative group develop the captions for each picture creating a story based on the alphabet.
Students will participate y sharing their ideas about the picture captions using the alphabet letter selected.
5 Wrap Up
Teacher will share the Alphabet book through school website or on teacher pages by saving finished project as PDF.
Students will share their project with their families and other classes to teach them about their school through the eyes of a Kindergartener.