During these first weeks of school we have been reviewing letter sounds. As a part of this activity, we have been honing our fine motor skills by practicing letter formation. In kindergarten we try to help our students develop their fine motor skills in many ways, including writing. After reviewing the letters A and M and their sounds, we put on our letter vests and practiced blending words in the -am family. Our letters say their names out loud and we practice "sliding" the sounds down our arm to blend them together.
I love teaching kindergarten literacy at STEM! It is amazing to be a part of the reading and writing growth of a kindergarten student. You get to see kids move from knowing some letters and sounds to being enthusiastic readers and young authors.