No More Mail Mess

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter M and lowercase letter m.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • more
  • mail
  • mess
  • mailbox
  • many
  • make

Materials:

  • Envelopes—one for each child
  • Letter cards
  • Trash can graphic
  • Mailbox graphic
  • Small pieces of paper

Overview
The children will help clean up a mess of M mail as they recognize and name the uppercase letter M and the lowercase letter m.

Literacy Activities
M mail mess

  • Put a letter card in enough envelopes for each child to have one.
  • Write the uppercase letter M and the lowercase letter m on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the M and m in the air with their fingers.
  • Explain to the children that the mail has different letters in it, then spread the envelopes out on a table or the floor.
  • Have each child pick up a piece of mail.
    • If the mail has a letter M or in it, have the child put the mail on top of the mailbox graphic and say, “M mail in the M mailbox.”
    • If the mail does not have a letter M or m in it, have the child put it on top of the trash can graphic and say, “Not an M.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as an M or an m, have him or her look at the M and m on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.
  • After all of the mail has been picked up and sorted, say together, “No more M mail mess!”

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Show the children how to write an uppercase letter M and lowercase m.
  • Give each child a small piece of paper and a pencil.
  • Have the children make more M mail by writing the letter M and m on the paper (support as needed).
  • Tell the children to put the new mail in an envelope under the mailbox graphic.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter M and the lowercase letter m.

Materials

  • Letter cards
  • Mailbox graphic
  • Envelopes
  • Small pieces of paper

Activity: M Mail

  • Place each letter card inside of an envelope and spread the envelopes around the room.
  • Tell your child that the mailman needs help sorting the mail and that he needs a pile of M mail by the mailbox.
    • If the mail has a letter M or m in it, have your child place it by the mailbox.
    • If the mail does not have a letter M or m in it, it should go in the discard pile.
  • Have your child sort the mail by looking at each piece of mail and looking for the letter M and m (support as needed).
  • After your child has sorted the mail, help him or her make more M mail by writing the M or m on several small pieces of paper and putting them in the envelopes.

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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.

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