I want to share this product from Lakeshore that helps the kids practice missing letter sounds. My kids LOVED the hands on activity of lacing up the shoes! I would highly suggest this product for 1st grade, or if you are teaching long vowel sounds.
Lakeshore describes this product: "As students lace up our fun, shoe-shaped activity boards, they get hands-on phonics practice! The set includes 15 lacer boards and 15 plastic-tipped laces. Kids just lace up each shoe, building language skills as they match up words to the correct beginning, middle or ending sounds—with corresponding illustrations that ensure successful matching! 5" x 8" lacers come with an answer card for easy self-checking, plus an activity guide. "
What I really loved about the lacer kit, is that it came with some many different little shoes, that several kids could be doing the activity at once! (aka: less arguing) ;)
I am keeping this item on my shelf for "early finishers" and also using it during center time!
Anyone else love goodies from Lakeshore?