The sound this letter stands for is the long vowel sound - /i/ as in ice. (You could teach your child that when a vowel is long the letter says it's name.)
Theme words - ice, island, ice cream, iron, ivory, icicle, idea, iceberg
Poetry and Rhymes:
by Katrina Lybbert
cream tastes great on a hot sunny day,
So smooth and so creamy, "I love it!" I say.
Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies 'n Cream,
Wonderful, wonderful, ice creamy dream!
Books to read aloud:
Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg
The Little Island by Golden MacDonald
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop by Margret & H.A. Rey
Isaac the Ice-Cream Truck by Scott Santoro
Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper
Angelina Ice Skates by Katharine Holabird
Iron Horses by Verla Kay
Squeak's Good Idea by Max Eilenberg
The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Charles Ives (1874 - 1954)
Cream (from the Anne of Green Gables soundtrack)
Ice cream, icy cool lemonade, shave ice, iced cake or cookies, ice cream sandwiches
Bible Story/Character Trait
Isosceles triangle - a triangle with two sides of equal length.
Color - ivory
Study the properties of ice.
Flower - Iris
Plant - Ivy, Poison Ivy
Study the geography of Prince Edward Island, Iceland or Ireland.
Decorate cookies or cake with icing.
Play "I spy." Go ice skating.
a trip to an ice cream shop.
© 2000 - 2003 by Katrina Lybbert