So I want to start by talking about testing because it is a topic that is VERY heated among early childhood educators. I myself see value in assessments and would almost rather spend my time assessing students than working in small groups. Now, before you get all in a tiffy over me saying that let me explain. I feel that when I give an assessment one-on-one it sets the tone to the kids that I expect you to be able to do this, you can do this, and we are going to set some goals so you can do this. Without this there is really no direct accountability for learning! When assessing my students I am able to work with students at their individual levels, encourage them from where they are at, and differentiate support. I use the data I collect then to individualize times of the day for students. For example, I can quickly pick up a checklist and put a small group of students at the listening center to practice the letter and sound Rr.
So with that... here are some practice pages that I use for letter naming fluency. Again - to justify why I feel it is appropriate, practicing quickly and out of order ensures students can do it automatically and are not thinking about the letters - they just know them.
Letter Naming Fluency Practice Pages
I look forward to sharing more of my crazy kindergarten ideas! Please feel free to always sound off (because I know sometimes I take things too far academically) because I need YOU to help keep me creative and cute in kindergarten! =) More to come for sure! I am excited to be here!