The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Light Table Literacy

We always have the most interesting things to explore on the light table. Lately, we've been shining the light on literacy!  The children have been so interested in making their own books. What a perfect time to take our colourful upper case letters and make them available on the light table! We were very interested to see what the children would do with them.
It was no surprise to us to see children immediately choosing  letters to spell their name. A child's name is the first meaningful connection they have to matching letters to their sounds.
Some of the children sorted the alphabet into groups of letters that looked alike. We had a great time trying to think of a word that started with the letter sounds as they moved the letter to a group.

Some of the children spelled their names... then counted the letters to see whose name was longer.

Some of our kindergartners are showing us how ready they are for reading and help others to make their letter sounds!

Literacy, language, letters and a light table illuminating the wonderful world of kindergarten!

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