The Alphabet Letter Exchange is BACK!




It's BACK!! 

Last summer I debated hard about whether to host the Exchange or not. I ended up taking a year off because it seemed that many of us would be teaching online rather than in-person. 

With 2020 behind us and normalcy returning, I am bringing it back this year. I missed it and I know many others did too. This year I will have my 8 kindergarteners back as 1st graders and I'm excited that they will now have the chance to participate with my new kinder kiddos.

The project is a fun addition to introducing letters and sounds in pre-K and kindergarten and to reviewing letters and sounds in 1st grade. It's pretty simple- your class is placed in a group of 26 teachers and each class is assigned a letter of the alphabet. Your class decorates 26 A's or B's or C's (whatever your assigned letter is) and you mail out 25 to the other teachers in your group and keep one for yourself. At the end you hopefully have a complete, cute, meaningful, and entirely unique alphabet to help your class learn.

If you think you would like to participate, please read through the following information BEFORE YOU SIGN UP. There is a link to the sign up form at the end of this blog post. You can also check out previous blog posts about the Alphabet Letter Exchange and see pictures of past projects by clicking {here}.

Project Details:

How does the project work?
1. Your class will be assigned a letter of the alphabet.  Print 26 of your letter (card stock works well but is not required) and decorate them with something that starts with that letter. There are examples from past year on my blog firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com if you’d like to take a look. Have fun and get creative!
2. You'll need to mail 25 of the letters to the members of your group and you'll keep one. Each teacher is responsible for their own postage charges. At the end of the project you should have a complete, unique, student-made alphabet! It is your choice whether you mail the letter in a regular letter-size envelope or larger manila envelope.
In the event that you don’t receive all of your letters, which can happen unfortunately, some teachers have their own students make any missing letters. You might also email your group and find teachers who are willing to have their classes do another letter. But let’s make this the year EVERYONE gets a complete alphabet!
3. Also, please include a short letter about your class, school, and where you live. This is optional but is really fun for the receiving class.



**to those of you who have participated before,  I may be changing the letter templates to a different font. As always, the templates will be sent out with the notification of what your letter is and which group you are in. The templates will still be capital letters.


If you are new to the project or my blog, welcome!! If you are returning to the project, WELCOME BACK!!!!

 many others did too.

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