Monday, July 21, 2014

Alphabet Interactive Notebook

Hi everyone! I have to tell you that I have been crazy busy this week getting outside with my kids, enjoying this beautiful weather, and in the evenings I have been putting my heart into a project that has been on my list for awhile...Alphabet Interactive Notebooks. This bad boy took me quite sometime to complete, and I've got to say it is one of my favorite products I have made. I'm not even trying to be all "salespersony", I swear I'm not. I'm just proud of this project being done, and it is a Monday Made It, and I made it gosh darn it!! lol :) Oh yeah, so before I get too ahead of myself, I am linking with 4th Grade Frolics for another
I LOVE this link up b/c I am constantly making stuff, and I show my hubby all proud..."look what I made, babe", and when its school related I get the ol "yeah, that's great" (insert monotone voice). They just don't get it! Very few people who are not teachers share the excitement of say, making a poster for your classroom! ha ha ha. So, I love being able to share my "makes" with other teachers who get it. :) Back to my new "made it"... There are all sorts of interactive notebooks out there, all great!-But those who know me, know I like to tweek things to fit it into my classroom just right, so off I went creating. I wanted a one-stop, everything alphabet kind of book. Letter recognition, handprinting, and beginning sounds-all in one. I don't know about you all, but sometimes I feel like I have a student book for this, a student book for that, and before you know it I've got 10 diff books...and I teach K!!! So my goal was everything alphabet in this one book. Each letter was designed to get a page for letter identification and printing, and then another page for letter sounds.
Here are the materials you will need.
I had my daughter test this out. She will be going into 2nd grade but she wanted to color the pictures, so I let her. :) As I'm sure you all know, students get bored with doing the same thing over and over, so I have created 3 diff types of the letter recognition pages. There is this one you see above, where they color, highlight, circle, X out, or always a class fav in my room: paint daubers, the letter you are working on. The 2 other pages involve spinners. Spinning and tallying how many times you spin the letter ___, or spinning and highlighting the letter ___. Here are some examples of those.
The second page focuses on the letter sound. There are 2 possible pages here. One with a hollow letter to glue the pictures that start with that sound and one with a picture of something that starts with that letter--to also glue other things that start with that letter's sound. Here are some examples:
You will see that there is a "r is for.."--this can be tweeked any way to fit your room and students. I plan to sometimes have them simply color a picture of something that starts with that sound. Other times, they can create something out of construction paper that starts with that letter, and other times, they can glue an object that starts with that sound. If you look at our finished project there was plenty of space to glue a "ribbon" to our page. So when your pages are all finished they should look like this:
The beauty of this product is that 1) The kids are doing/creating/moving/learning, all at the same time. 2) It is so flexible, there are many different ways you can use it.--if you don't want to print on color, you don't have to. etc. So that was my week in a nutshell. This baby consumed my evenings when the kids were in bed! I am so excited to use it in my classroom though! I promised I wasn't plugging, so I won't mention that my TPT link is up on my blog in case you want this product. LOL! Shameless, I tell you!! Seriously though, thanks for stopping by. I love looking at everyone's posts for "made it monday". If you want to add a made it monday, click here to go to 4th grade frolics page! Have a great week!


  1. Becky, this is such a cute product!!! Teachers will love the flexibility :)

    The Techie Teacher

  2. Your Alphabet Interactive Notebooks look like so much fun! I will pass this on to my friends who teach Kinder.
    The Traveling Teacher

  3. What a great concept to have all those Alphabet components rolled into one notebook! I love the idea! You did a great job!
    Learning at the Teacher Table

  4. This is great! I am your newest follower!!

    1. YAY! My favorite thing to hear! :) Thanks!!

  5. What a cute idea for the Kinders to practice with!! I have some great sight word and other activities I am working on for the Kinder Kids - you should come and check them out :)
    Thanks for "plugging" for your TPT store - I really had to look for it!! Can't wait to head over there and see your great stuff:)
    Kinderland Kuties

  6. We have not gotten into the interactive notebooks yet. Nice job!!

  7. Hey is this still available anywher??

    1. Here is the link to it, it is still available.

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