Monday, September 9, 2013

Name Recognition Encourages Early Reading

Just a few of the name tags belonging to students at our school.
      Our lead teacher hung a small magnetic board approximately two to three feet from the floor so that it would be accessible to small students. Next to it stands a little table with a basket. Inside the basket are name tags belonging to each student. Each name tag is representative of a theme that we celebrate every month. Everyday, upon arriving or leaving school, preschoolers are required to sign in and out by either removing or adding their name tags. This encourages the students to focus on the spelling of their names. It also introduces them to the concept that letters, when grouped together, have meaning. At the end of each month, students are allowed to take their name tag for that month home and are encouraged to play with it on their refrigerators.

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