For the last two weeks, our Star Name has been Sen. This was our first introduction to the Star Name programme in our classroom and so far we love it!
In Kindergarten 1, Star Name is our invitation to alphabet knowledge. Each 2 weeks, a new child is chosen as our Star Name. As a group, we will study the letters in the name, including what they sound like, look like, and relate to. We will also identify other words that start in a similar way. Every child will also have the opportunity to ask the “Star” a question about him or herself. The letters in the “Star’s” name often will be the focal point of sound sorts, letter hunts, and handwriting.
Connecting to our Star Name Sen and words that start with 'S'. We have also been exploring sorting. This is a natural activity for many of us, but for all of us it was a new word. After seeing some examples of sorting, we decided together that sorting is putting things into different groups.
We worked together to sort the squishy toys in our classroom, coming up with 3 different ways: