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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Name Recognition Craft
When Nolan tries to spell his name, he always says, "M-O-L-A-M." That pesky /N/ sound is very close to the /N/ sound. We try to emphasize the difference in the sound, but unless he watches our mouths, he has no clue whether we are saying "N" or "M."
Luckily, Nolan recognizes most of the written letters, so I can use this knowledge to support his understanding of the sounds in his name.
I decided to recycle some old magazines into a mosaic name craft. I wrote his name onto cardboard, then cut squares from old magazines. We separated the squares by color, then applied them to the cardboard with watered down glue. As we were applying the green squares to the first N, I would say, "We're turning the N green. N says nnnnn. N is for Nolan!"
When we were done, I cut out the dried letters to round out the edges, and put them on construction paper. I sealed it with clear contact paper and placed it over Nolan's bed. He's quite proud of his name, and hopefully he'll start learning his name as "Nolan" rather than "Molam!"