Learning the letter U

Let’s learn about the Letter U today.
1.  What does the letter U u look like?  Show your child the uppercase and lowercase U.   Talk about the differences and similarities.
2.  What sound does U make?  U makes 2 sounds the short U sound like uncle and up, and the long U sound like unicorn and universe.   I like to sing a song with the students:
    U says /u/(long like unicorn)
    U says /u/(short like up).
    Every letter makes a sound.
    U says /u/(long) and /u/(short).
3.  Talk about words/objects that start with U.  Show pictures of objects that start with U.
4.  Color U objects on a coloring page or challenge your child to draw a picture of something that starts with U.
5.  Search for items around your house that begin with U.
6.  Play a game where everyone takes a turn stating a new U word.  The game is over when someone repeats an U word already stated.
7.  Practice tracing and writing the letter U. 
Extension activities….
Practice writing words that start with U.
Make a U Book…each page is an object that starts with U.
Read a book about something that starts with U like a unicorn book or book with an umbrella.
Try to find the letter U in the newspaper, a magazine, a book or while you are on a walk…I Spy the letter U
Try making a U with ojbects…put rocks,legos, etc in place to make a U, use sticks to make a U, etc


Have fun with the letter U today!