Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vowel Fun!

Hi Teacher Friends!  Don't you just love this time of year?  Fall leaves, red apples, orange pumpkins and scarecrows are just a few of my favorite fall things.

We have been busy with our phonics lessons.  Here are some ideas to share.  The first one is a vowel glove.  This idea was shared by one of my co-workers when I moved from third to kindergarten.  The kids really enjoy singing along with this one.  I used a garden glove and the adhesive felt letters you can find in the craft section of stores to add the letters.  We sing the "Vowel Song" and use the vowel glove.  It is a great piggyback song.   It uses the tune of the familiar B-I-N-G-O song.  If you know where the song is from, please let me know so I may give credit where it is due.  Here are the words:                             
Vowel Song
(Tune: Bingo)
There are five letters that we know
and vowel is their name-o!
And vowel is their name-o!
The second song we like to sing is "Vowel Bat" from Shari Sloan's cd "School is Cool".  It is track #6 on the cd.  Please check out her site at www.kidscount1234.com.  She has such a neat site.  :)  Shari's vowel bat song is great because the kids practice making the short vowel sound for each vowel as they sing.
I used a simple bat pattern to cut the bat shapes from felt and then I glued the bat shapes to a craft stick.  I used the adhesive felt letters to add the vowels.   This is my second set of vowel puppets to go through.  The kids love this song, especially at this time of the year!  There are days when we sing the song FOUR times to let EVERYONE in class have a turn holding one of the puppets.  :) 
Hope eveyone has a geat week at school!  :)


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