Letter z is the fourth zig zag monster letter which we looked at. As usual the children were eager to mention words starting with this letter. The following are the words the children came up with starting with z: zoo, zoom, zebra, zig, zag, zero, zip and Zara and Zach.
Besides doing its formation in the air, on the interactive whiteboard and in sand they also formed it using craft sticks.
Songs which accompanied this letter were the following:
Finally they practiced writing letter z on their workbooks. Here is how the pages looked like.
Success Criteria for writing letter sound z.
- There is a sleeping line at the top and at the bottom.
- After the first sleeping line we have to stop for a second but not lift our pencils, then slant down.
- After the slanting line we have to stop for another second without lifting our pencil rom the paper than pull back.
- When we stop for a second it stops us from going round and ending with a number 2 or mirror image of a letter s
At the end of our letter work we completed a mixed page, an exercise in initial sounds.