Saturday, July 30, 2011

Print, print, everywhere!

I just finished up a great unit for primary learners. . .
What is environmental print?  
It is the print of everyday life in the world around us:  the symbols, signs, shapes, numbers, and colors that can be found in Mc Donald's, stop signs, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, enter/exit. . . and more!  It provides a meaningful and relevant way for young children to understand concepts of print as they connect the alphabet and features of text to their personal experiences.  Not only is environmental print great for reading, it is also a powerful tool that can be utilized across the curriculum...

This resource is 78 pages of class books, art, graphing, map skills, literature connections, and writing-all connected to environmental print!  

Here's one of my favorite activities. . .

Here's another part that I love. . .
I Have Who Has Environmental Print

The first 5 bloggers who leave a comment can snag a FREE copy. . .since I'm posting this at 4:00 in the morning. . .it might just be whoever is up blogstalking! 


  1. It's almost 6am and I am blogstalking! It paid off though! I would love to use this unit! :)

  2. I would love to use this unit for my firsties.

  3. I love using environmental print with my students. It's always wonderful to watch a student exclaim "I CAN read!" I'd love to use your unit. The example and game are adorable.

  4. I would love to use the unit

  5. I have always used environmental print...especially with my special ed preschool kiddos. There is a great song that I interchange logos with- the McDonalds and KFC song? Anyway, would love a copy!! Thanks :)

  6. Great idea for I have, Who has game!

    First Grade a la Carte

  7. That car going to Chick-a-fil is delightful. One of my goals is to increase the use of environmental print! Thank you for putting this together!

  8. Amazballs! love it! First night without insomnia- I feel like I really missed out on this one! At least I got some great new ideas out of it!

  9. Rats! I love your blog though!

  10. Brooke,
    really cute unit. Would be a great purchase for my Kinder babies:)

  11. I can't believe so many people are up so early!

  12. I've been meaning to tell you for a bit that I just love your new design. You background and header are off the chain!!

    Primary Graffiti

  13. Will you be posting this on TPT? This would be a great resource in my Kinder class.

  14. Love your ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. I love "I have who has games"
    ...but they are hard for kinders in the beginning of the year.
    This is PERFECT they certainly know all of these Environmental signs!!
    This will help them with the game concept for future games.Thank-you THank-you!
    Fondly, B.

  16. How brilliant!!! I ADORE the "I Have, Who Has" games. What a great way to establish to firsties that they can read even at the beginning of school! Can't wait to buy the unit when the big sale starts on Monday!

  17. I LOVE this!! Do I have to join Scribe to get it????


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