Activity: Letter E
to trace within boundaries
|1||letter E||per whole group|
|1||package of discussion board markers||per whole group|
|1||discussion board||per whole group|
|1||pencil or dry-erase marker||per learner|
|1||bottle of glue||per learner|
|4||finger length pieces of yarn||per learner|
|(Optional)||1||timer||per whole group|
|(Optional)||1||transparency sheet||per learner|
|(Optional)||1||Wikki Stix Letter E||per learner|
- Totetude Letter E Outline [External link]
- Totetude Letter E Printable [External link]
- Alphabet Song [Totetude resource link]
- Totetude Letter Song [Totetude resource link]
- Wikki Stix Letter E [JPEG Image, 653 KB]
- Gather materials.
- Print the Totetude Letter E and Totetude Letter E Outline for each learner.
- Hole-punch a transparency sheet and place it over the Totetude Letter E Printable in a binder for each learner (optional).
- Recite the alphabet together while pointing to each letter.
- Hold up or point to the letter E.
- Say, "This is the letter E. E as in ear and egg."
- Have learners think of words that start with the letter E.
- Sing the Totetude Letter Song using the letter E. The educator sings the song once and then the learners repeat.
- The educator states, "Today we are going to practice how to write the letter E."
- Then the educator demonstrates how to write the letter E on the discussion board.
- Learners then move to an open area and use their body to make a letter E while showing lots of emotion (cheering, laughing, pretend crying, etc.)
- When the timer goes off, the learners return to their work area and independently complete the Totetude Letter E Printable.
- Hand out the Totetude Letter E Outline printable and have the learners glue yarn to it in the shape of an E.
- I am able to trace within boundaries.
- I am able to use a thin pen/marker/pencil/crayon.
- I am able to print within boundaries.