Letter Chants - For letters we have learned!
These poems help us learn our letters and sounds. Each poem has a character, words that start with the letter and the letter sound, and a rhyme. Can your child tell you the words that rhyme? Can your child tell you words that start with the letter? Your child can also show you the motions!
adapted by Annette Griffes from the Houghton Mifflin Reading Program
S for Sammy Seal, /s, s, s/.
Swimming in the sun, is very, very, fun.
M for Mimi Mouse, /m, m, m/.
She doesn’t make a mess, in her pretty dress.
R for Reggie Rooster, /r, r, r/.
He has a rocket, and a big pocket.
T for Tiggy Tiger, /t, t, t/.
He can touch his toes and touch his nose.
B for Benny Bear, /b, b, b/.
I see a bee, sitting on his knee.
N for Nyle Noodle, /n, n, n/.
Nyle is so neat, he can’t be beat.
H for Hattie Horse, /h, h, h/.
She’s a hungry horse, eating hay of course!
A for Andy Apple, /a, a, a/.
He’s an acrobat, jumping on a mat.
V for Vinny Volcano, /v, v, v/.
On the new video, you can watch him blow.
C for Callie Cat, /c, c, c/.
She likes cake, it is fun to make.
P for Pippa Pig, /p, p, p/.
There was a party, and they ate hardy.
G for Gertie Goose, /g, g, g/.
She guards the gate and the goodies in her crate.
F for Fifi Fish, /f, f, f/.
She has a fin, that helps her swim.
L for Larry Lion, /l, l, l,/.
Larry likes lollipops and lemon drops.
I for Iggy Iguana, /i, i, i/.
He plays an instrument until manana.
K for Keely Kangaroo, /k, k, k/.
Keely plays a kazoo, at the big zoo.
Words we can read!
I see to
my like cat
a at hat
and can go
is it here
We are using our "reading" finger (index finger) to point to each word as we read it. Please practice this at home with books your child "reads" to you.
We are also learning to "frame" or "trap" a word or letter by using both of our index fingers. We place one finger on each side and the word/letter in the middle. Can your child frame the word "see" or the letters M and S? Does your child know the difference between letters and words? Can your child find capital letters or lower case letters?
We are working hard on writing each letter correctly. Theo the Bear , is our friend who helps us, by naming each line. The top line is the Hat Line, Theo always wears a hat. The middle, dotted line, is the Belt Line. Theo wears a belt. The bottom line is the Shoe Line.
Does your child know where to start writing each letter in his/her name? Remember the first letter should be an upper case letter. The rest of the letters in the name should be lower case.
Last Modified on 2/11/2013 11:07:14 PM