exercises
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
My Shadow
Who says that timeless prose needs to be stuffy? Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem comes to life with charming illustrations in this read-along story. Kids will practice rhyming and begin to learn about shadow science as they follow along with the poem.
Shape Shadow Matching Game

Kids play an educational version of an old classic card game to familiarize themselves with shapes. In this game, players must flip cards and use their memory to find a match of two of the same geometric figures. Playing this memory game helps kids master simple shapes. 

Tutu Magic Show: Letters M, I, L, and J
There are no secrets when it comes to the magic of learning—repetition goes a long way in building new skills. Students who are working on recognizing the letters I, J, and M will benefit greatly from simply sitting back and enjoying Tutu the Magician’s show a few times, as she conjures and disappears these common letters.
Ice Cream Attack: Letters M, I, L, and J
M, I, L, and J are the focus of this fun game that gives the sun the cold shoulder!
Community Helpers Quiz

Fire fighters, police officers, doctors and teachers are only some of the community helpers that work to make the world a better place. In this interactive quiz, your preschooler will learn about community service jobs, including the person who keeps neighborhoods safe and the person who teaches us new things every day.

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