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Marvelous Mrs. Mary: The Letter M

In this lesson, students will learn about the marvelous letter M. They'll also have fun working on a hands-on arts and crafts project to form their own "M"s.
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Students will be able to identify the letter M and select things that begin with the letter M.

(5 minutes)
  • Sing the letter M song. Lyrics to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb: Letter M says, /m/ /m/ /m/ x3, Letter M say /m/ /m/ /m/ , like mop, magic, and Mary.
  • Have students listen as you sing the song once.
  • Allow them to sing along as you sing the song again.
  • Ask the class what letter they think they will be learning about today.
(10 minutes)
  • Write the uppercase and lowercase letter M on the board.
  • Tell students the sound the letter M makes.
  • Tell them to fold their lips and make the /m/ sound like the sound at the beginning of the word mouse.
  • Walk around and see if everyone is making the correct sound.
  • Ask students what words begin with the /m/ sound.
  • Write the correct responses on the board.
  • Add additional letter M words on the board. For example: man, mat, May, mug, mom, mop, moon, mouse, Mercury, Mars, milk, mold, maid, mall, monkey, macaroni, muscles, music, maracas, moose, mustache, mushroom, mask, money, mouth, mansion, medicine, mirror, metal, magnets, and monster.
(10 minutes)
  • Introduce the female puppet with a name that begins with M, such as Mrs. Mary.
  • Tell them she can only eat picture cards of letter M words.
  • Give each student one picture card of something that begins with M and two picture cards of things that do not begin with the letter M. For example: a monkey, a crab, and a house.
  • Tell them to feed Mrs. Mary the card that begins with the letter M.
  • Go to each student and allow them to give the puppet a letter M card.
  • If they choose the wrong card, let the puppet get a tummy ache and let them try again.
(15 minutes)
  • Give students the Find the Hidden Letter: M worksheet.
  • Read the instructions with the class.
  • Tell them instead of coloring the motorcycles, they will paste macaroni onto the motorcycles.
  • Distribute the macaroni into the cups.
  • Give students cups and glue.
  • Let students paste the macaroni to form the letter M.
  • Enrichment: Let advanced students feed the puppet letter M word cards along with picture cards. For example, instead of a picture of a mop, they could choose the word mop.
  • Support: Give struggling students the letter M page with the mouse instead of the hidden M to make it easier to paste an M.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask students to make the /m/ sound.
  • Check student work to see if they correctly formed the letter M.
(5 minutes)
  • Allow volunteers to name different words that start with the /m/ sound.

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