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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Letters Are Lost!

Well, Friday was the last day of our introduction to the alphabet.  Now, we have been introduced to all the letters and all the sounds...that means Monday we will begin focusing on one letter per week.  We read a cute story named, The Letters Are Lost by Lisa Campbell Ernst.  So, when we went to get our letters out of  our alphabet treasure box, they were gone!  Oh no!  Well, we went on a treasure hunt first, by singing We're Goin' on a Treasure Hunt by Jack Hartmann.  The kids loved this song.  It's too cute!  Then, we hunted the letters in our classroom.  Each child found one letter.  Then, we put them back in order on a pocket chart.  (J is still missing...hmmmmm....not on purpose....we really can't find it.)  (Maybe Lakeshore will send us another one.)  We discussed how we need all the letters so that we can make words and read!  We sang the ABC song as we pointed to the letters.  This was such a fun activity.  Oh, and because we were such good treasure hunters we all got jeweled treasures.  

After finding all the letters, we each got a big letter to decorate with something that begins with that letter.  You'll see in the pictures.  There are lots of pictures, but I just couldn't resist.


  1. Alphabet Mystery would be a fun extension to read aloud for this activity! Do you find all of the items to glue on the letters? Or do you have the children bring them in? I would love to see a list of the items that you use to glue on the letters!

  2. I agree with mrs Peterson. Please share or email what you use. Sooo cute!! mandybcollins80@yahoo.com

  3. I have the items ready for them to glue on. I usually give them their object and let them tell me the letter it's beginning sound matches. I will be happy to get you a list of the objects. Thanks for your comments.

  4. Anything that makes learning fun...!

  5. OUR J is missing, too!!! However, the mystery was solved. Sebastian decorated it with jewels. He liked it so much that he took it home! :-) lol

  6. I love this idea. You said those glittery letters are from Lakeshore? Do you display the letters the students make in the classroom?
    I have just discovered your blog and LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Megan, yes those letters came in the treasure hunt box from lakeshore. And, I do display the letters we make in our classroom. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. hi julie,
    i would like your list of items you glue on the alphabet letters if you still are giving that out.
    who cuts out all the letters?
    where do you get all the little paper shapes?..i have seen a few smaller shapes for the die cut...but not as many as you have here.
    please tell me your secret. I like that the kids have ownership of their alphabet...
    i love crafts too....i think it lowers my blood pressure!
    thanks for yet another cute idea

  9. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and activities. I appreciate it. May I have a list of the items you use use for each letter? Thanks.

  10. I would love a copy of the list of items you used to glue onto your letters. I want to let my kindergarten students create an alphabet/counting book, and this is something they could use all year. kmduke74@gmail.com

  11. I would love the list of items to glue onto the letters, please!

  12. Hi! Love your idea! Can I please get a list of the items you use for the alphabet letters? This idea and the alphabet hunt will foster a love and ownership for the ABC's.


  13. I'd love your list of items on the letters. Also, where did you find such great letters for the kids to glue items onto?

  14. I love this idea. We are just about ready to start our alphabet letters for the year. Can I please get a list of the items you use for the alphabet letters? I have a cricut so i am sure i can get the letters and the items to glue on the letters. I would just like to know what you glued on yours.


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