Letter M Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter M Mini-book (included)
  • Letter M beginning sound worksheets (included)
  • Play with magnets/make words with magnets on magnetic board
  • Make Marshmallow and toothpick letters (use little marshmallows and connect with toothpicks to make letters)
  • Make a mustache (included) OR, Have mustaches made for them and take a picture at a photobooth to send home or create an e-collage of everyone for an email.
  • Play Feed a Monster Game (included)
  • Spot and Dot the letter M

All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Label detailed pictures with your writing prompts. Do the “Give a Moose a Muffin Writing Prompt (included)
  • Do the If I Made a Monster Writing Prompt (included)
  • Write the Room Give a Moose a Muffin (included)

Story Time Ideas:

  • Discuss the Comprehension Concept: Characters –
  • Discuss again about making and labeling detailed pictures when you are writing.
  • Read If you Give a Mouse a Muffin and discuss story sequencing. Do the Give a Moose a Muffin Sequencing page (included)

Other Ideas:

  • Make a Class Phonebook using the template (included) – (For Math practice)
  • Make Marshmallow Munchies in a Microwave – see if you can bring the students to the teacher’s lounge or use a microwave and make rice krispie treats  -you can top with M &Ms (The students LOVE doing this!)
  • Make a list of letter M words together
  • Do a lesson on mail!    Students can play dress-up and dress up as postal workers.  Parents/friends can send in mail to their kids.  Have a child be a postal worker/sort mail and put in boxes, Kids get to read their mail.  You can read the book “Mail and How it moves” to compliment this lesson.  The students can also make their own mail to give to each other.
  •  Do a science experiment:  Is this item magnetic or not?
  • Make a graph:  What is your favorite food with marshmallows?  (Rice Krispies, Hot cocoa, s’mores)

Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.