|Environmental Print Parent Letter|
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Fun With Environmental Print
This fun environmental print activity is used in September to jump start our reading. Most of my kindergarten students say "I can't read!" And I prove them wrong with this environmental print project. It gives them the confidence to understand that letters come together to make words and that you can be a good reader by looking at the picture or symbol that goes along with the word to figure it out. These are environmental words/symbols they have seen and are usually familiar with. They CAN read!!!
I send home a parent letter (click here for free download) asking for examples of environmental print. We use these to make a chart to use in our classroom. We talk about the beginning sounds of these words, how many letters they have, and practice sorting them by color, beginning letter, places/food/toys, etc.