Reduce stress and free up valuable planning time by using these preschool name practice pages for the whole year. Each month is set up to include a hands-on name practice activity and includes four extension practice pages for each student. The preschool name practice pages are genuinely a time-saver!
Easy, Quick, & Customized!
As a preschool teacher, the days quickly fill up with songs, clean-up, experiments, giggling kids, and much more! Being able to sit down and plan quality lessons and practice pages for students to learn important skills, such as recognizing and writing their names, sometimes seems like a far-off dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
What’s more, teachers need resources that help them to plan smarter. They need things that take less time to create and minimize stress. Think about it – if the teacher is putting in all the work to imagine, plan, create, and implement a lesson – who is doing more work, the teacher or the student? Using resources like these preschool name practice pages can help reduce the time needed for planning while creating customized pages for every student.
These preschool name practice packs customize easily to the specific students in the classroom. Gone are the days of spending hours creating name packs for students. Simply open the class list in Adobe, type the students’ names, and voilá! The entire class will auto-populate into personalized pages for each student.
Once the class list is complete, print the student activity pages, cut apart the hands-on activity, and everything is ready to go. For an upgrade in organization, prepare a name binder for each student. Punch holes in the practice pages and place an envelope on the inside cover of the binder. The teacher can add new pages each month, and the hands-on activity can be swapped out. The binders not only keep the work neat and tidy, but it is a great way to show student progression throughout the year.
Monthly Pages for the Whole Year
Creating monthly pages for the year is simple and can take only a few minutes. Practice spelling and writing names all year long with these monthly preschool name practice activities. Each month, each student has a hands-on activity and four enrichment sheets. Making these for your students each month is quick and easy!
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Practice spelling and writing names all year long with these thematic name activities. Each month, there is a hands-on activity as well as 4 enrichment sheets for each student. This resource is so simple to use. Just type your class list, then print the custom pages for each student. Making these for your students each month is quick and easy!
Letter of the Week is not the best way!
When students come to school the first week, unless their name is Alice (or Adam or Annie, etc.), they probably have no desire to learn about the letter A. And yet, many preschool classrooms continue to teach using a Letter of the Week model. All aspects of the day, from read-aloud to art projects, focus on things that begin with a particular letter. But when you stop and think about it, who is doing the work here? Who is planning the activities that start with that letter? Who is creating the stations that have the acorn art projects? And who is simply coming in, listening to the books and creating their art projects, then going home?
When teaching a letter in isolation, students are simply being told about the letter. They are told what words start with the letter or shown objects that begin with the letter. But let’s clear the air here because telling is not teaching. And where most teachers that have used the Letter of the Week model previously have all the best intentions, we need to recognize that there is a better way.
Practicing the Most Important Word – Their Name!
A student’s name is the most important word in their life. It is the first word they learn to read, write, recognize and spell. Once that happens, a domino effect of learning happens. Students begin to recognize other things that start with the same letter, such as Michael knowing that “Mommy” begins with an M, like his own name.
Additionally, when focusing on student names, classmates begin to recognize their friends’ names. So while Michael makes connections to the letter M in real life, he also starts to pick up on things that begin with S, like his best friend Seth’s name. It is these authentic experiences that allow preschool students to learn and make connections with the alphabet.
More Preschool Name Practice
- Name Songs for Circle Time – Circle Time is the perfect opportunity to let young children practice their names. This set includes 18 Name Songs, complete with personalized cards for each student. Use them to work on name identification, rhyming, letters, letter sounds, syllables, and name spelling.
- Name Art Books – Teach young children to use basic art supplies while making a keepsake book at the same time. Just type a class list, then print the custom pages for each student.
- Editable Name Books – Children practice recognizing the letters of their names in these editable name books. Each book has one upper and one lower case letter on each page PLUS an illustration that starts with that sound!
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