Learning Our Letter Sounds the Montessori Way
In this ongoing class, we will practice sets of letters, learning their sounds through games, song, Zoophonics and the Montessori Three Period Lesson, while practicing social skills and classroom etiquette.
US Grade Preschool - 1
Interest in letters and the sounds that they make is encouraged and will grow as the class progresses. In class: *we will greet each other and "warm-up our bodies" with varied movement activities *we will use ZooPhonics cards to practice animal movements to accompany each letter/sound for our current "basket" *we will use a colorful slideshow to introduce each letter/sound with picture representations of things that begin with each sound and will verbally call out each sound and object *we...
Students will: *learn the sounds that letters make through visual presentation and the Montessori Three Period Lesson. *learn animal movements that represent each sound, using ZooPhonics. *practice critical thinking and verbalization as they recall and speak the letter sounds and object names. *move on to the next set of sounds when they have shown confidence and mastery of each set. *have the opportunity to practice tracing and writing and sorting pictures that represent each sound. *enhance listening, conversation and social skills.
I have been a certified, lead Montessori teacher for 23 years and have provided dynamic learning experiences for hundreds of students in the the following areas: Language, Math, Geography, Science, Sensorial, Everyday Living, Peace and Grace and Courtesy. I also have a BA in English from Hanover College. I provide a lively learning environment full of songs, movement, frivolity and acceptance. I let all children know that mistakes are okay, and that we learn through them. I have always strived to help each child and parent that I encounter to feel good about and to value themselves.
Assessments OfferedInformal assessment in class
4 files available upon enrollment**Not required**, but supplies such as these are super-helpful and can be used throughout their future reading journey. You can create some of your own materials or purchase suitable ones. I provide options for both and am happy to answer any questions. For Purchase: *Sandpaper Letters: https://smile.amazon.com/Montessori-Lower-Capital-Sandpaper-Letters/dp/B00696PZF4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2P64QEABVAI1&dchild=1&keywords=sandpaper+letters+montessori&qid=1597416112&s=toys-and-games&sprefix=sandpaper+%2Ctoys-and-games%2C404&sr=1-3 or https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/products/language/alphabet/tactile-letters-lowercase/p/EE259 (or similar) *Sand Tray : https://www.etsy.com/listing/994414616/montessori-sand-tray?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_c-toys_and_games-toys-learning_and_school&utm_custom1=_k_CjwKCAiAp8iMBhAqEiwAJb94z8S6m4EWObyRsErqpF7XuivNbNK6VJLnxurTJsCAgIACGkrbyEOfiBoCbacQAvD_BwE_k_&utm_content=go_1844178617_70025085592_346429830845_aud-1184785539978%3Apla-352859725646_c__994414616_12768591&utm_custom2=1844178617&gclid=CjwKCAiAp8iMBhAqEiwAJb94z8S6m4EWObyRsErqpF7XuivNbNK6VJLnxurTJsCAgIACGkrbyEOfiBoCbacQAvD_BwE&variation1=2260871971&variation0=1965708626 *magnetic Movable Alphabet: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07T2B5HYM/ref=dp_cerb_2?th=1 (or something similar) *a magnetic dry erase board and markers is helpful and is often included in Moveable Magnetic Alphabet sets. DIY: *Sand Tray: https://mymerrymessylife.com/diy-montessori-sand-writing-tray/ *Sandpaper Letters: https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-inexpensive-and-diy-sandpaper-letters/ * Movable Alphabet: If requested I can provide documents with the letters and you may print them on cardstock and laminate or not, as you choose. These will not have the same utility as a set of purchased letters and will not last as long. *Highlighters for parents in case you do not have a printer and want to highlight the sounds that they need to practice tracing. I am happy to guide you on how to do this. *Pencil or markers for tracing the letters
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
Hello, everyone, I am Kelly Bowe, AKA "Mrs. Bowe", and I specialize in guiding learners in the 3-6 year-old age group and I also have experience leading lower-elementary students in Summer Camps and After School care. I was a certified, lead...
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