Magnetic Letters- often found on refrigerators, are a new popular material in the room. We found some of the children were experimenting with letter strings, while others were excited to spell their names. Magnetic letters are a great resource to practice 'writing' without getting caught up in letter formation (and important but separate skill).
Objectives We're Meeting:
15: Demonstrates phonological awareness, notices and discriminates smaller and smaller units of sound
16a: Identifies and names letters
16b: Uses letter-sound knowledge
17b: Uses print concepts
16b: Writes to convey meaning
These don't include when the children create patterns with the letters, or count how many letters they have lined up, match one another, etc.