| Title – What is in a name???
By – Debbie Haren
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – PreK and K
crayons or markers
colored marker for teacher
Write each child’s name on a piece of paper and discuss with each child the letters in their name. Explain that their name is how everyone is going to know them. Ask the children if they know their last names. If they do, write their last name down also. Make sure their names are spelled properly. After the children have looked at their name and started to say some of the letters of their name have them pick out a color of glitter and then have the teacher put glue over the letters in the child’s name. Then let the child sprinkle glitter over the glue and let dry. As the child puts the glitter on the paper be sure to go over the letters in the child’s name again to help them realize the letters in their name. Let the name art dry and then talk about the names again in group time. Have the children try to guess whose name the paper has on it and what color they used to make their name with. Making children realize that they are special is very essential for their self esteem and ability to get along in school. This lesson is just the beginning of helping children realize they are a special part of this world and the people in it.
Objetives: To help children realize that letters make up their name and letters have certain sound associated with them.
Extension: Have children go home and talk about how their parents picked their first name. Have their parents write a paragraph explaining how their child was given this name and read all the paragraphs in class at group time.
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