Kindergarten K Kit

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k with the /k/ sound as in kit, keep, and kindergarten.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • Kindergarten
  • kit
  • keep
  • Kleenex
  • key
  • kiss

Materials:

  • Bag labeled "Kindergarten K Kit"
  • Picture cards
  • Objects that begin with the letter K and some that do not (optional)
  • K memory cards
  • Book: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing (Penguin Group, 2001) (optional)

Overview
The children will make a kit of things that they can find in kindergarten as they practice writing the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k and saying the /k/ sound in words such as keep, kit, and key.

Literacy Activities
Make a kit

  • Read The Night Before Kindergarten (optional).
  • Have the children take turns choosing an object or picture card.
  • Have the children name the object, then help them read the label on the item or the word on the card, emphasizing the first sound (e.g., /k/, /k/, key; support as needed.).
  • Decide whether the item or picture card goes in the Kindergarten K Kit. 
    • If the item begins with K, place it in the kit. 
    • If the item does not begin with K, set it aside.
  • Explain how each K item in the kit will help the children in kindergarten.
    • Kleenex: You will need Kleenex in kindergarten in case you have a runny nose.
    • Kiss from mom: Your mom will want to kiss you goodbye on your first day of kindergarten.
    • Key: Your teacher will need a key to open the door of your kindergarten classroom.
    • Kindness: It is always important to be kind to the other kids!
    • Keyboard: If you use a computer in kindergarten, you will need a keyboard.
    • Kick: You might get to kick a ball at recess or P.E. in kindergarten.

More Practice
Read the target letter

  • Write the letters K and k on the whiteboard and remind them that those letters make the /k/ sound in words like key, Kleenex, and king.
  • Write a list of things in your classroom that begin with the letter K.
  • Read the list together as a class, emphasizing the first sound in each word (e.g., /k/, /k/, kite).
  • Have the children take turns underlining the K or k at the beginning of each word.

Play a memory game

  • Print and cut out two copies of the memory cards, mix them up, and set them out facedown.
  • Have the children take turns flipping over two cards at a time to find a match.
  • When a child finds a matching set of pictures, have the children write the letter K and say the /k/ sound.

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k with the /k/ sound as in kit, keep, and key.

Materials

  • Picture cards 
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Activity: Kindergarten K Kit

  • Fold the paper, staple the side edges, and label the resulting booklet as "Kindergarten K Kit."
  • Have your child choose a picture card, then help him or her identify the picture, emphasizing the first sound (e.g., /k/, /k/, key).
  • Ask your child, "Should we keep a ___ (e.g., kite) in the Kindergarten K Kit?"
    • If the picture begins with the /k/ sound, put the picture in the kit.
    • If the picture does not begin with the /k/ sound, set it aside.
  • Have your child decorate the front of the kit with the uppercase letter K and lowercase letter k.
  • Take the picture cards out of the kit, read the words on the cards together, and have your child circle the K in each word. 

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Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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