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Hello! I just graduated with my degree in Early Childhood Education, and I got a job teaching summers school at the school I student taught at. I have 8 kindergarteners and 2 first graders for a total of 10 students. 7 of my 10 do not know their address which is something I am supposed to be working on. Do you have any creative ideas for fun ways to help them learn that? I thought about having them send something to themselves in the mail so they could see how the mail actually worked and become more interested in learning it, but other than that, I can't really think of much. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!


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It frustrates me that we are suppose to teach children this when it is so much easier and makes more sense for the parents to teach it to them. It's on our report card too. Grrrr. I'll get off my soap box now. Anyway, use addresses to line them up. For example, "If you live at 555 Maple Drive, please line up."
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My colleague taught me a great song to help kids memorize their address. We also cut out a house shape from the Ellison and put the child's picture inside the door and wrote their address on the house so they could look at when they sing the song and after just a few times practicing most of the kids knew their address.
My name is (first name) (last name)
And this is where I live
house # street name
city, state
I hope this helps.
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yes, I agree with sully....I taught my daughter her address when she was five by putting all the important information to a song.
The tune was Farmer In The Dell
It went something like this

My name is (first name) (last name)
I live in (town name)
(phone number digits)
is my phone number

short and simple, and if you send it home with your students the parents can sing it with them to practice.
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oh, I forgot the second verse included the street address
and repeated some of the info in the first verse


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Thanks for the great ideas! Sullygirl-I hadn't thought about a song-I completely forgot that I sang that very song when I was little! Thanks for jogging my memory! I loved all ideas! Thanks again!
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I tried to send you a message at the address you gave, but it rejected. I would be willing to participate, in the unlikey event that you still need a volunteer.
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Here is a little ditty I taught preschoolers and my own childre:

My name is Dana and this is my address, 1-2-3-4 Anywhere Place, Anytown, USA.

Unfortunately you are unable to hear the tune but you can make one up they will never know the difference.

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contact a local shop that sells cards and ask for old envelopes. Then the students may write a note, color a picture etc. and send it to anyone in the room. Addresses are posted by the mailbox with their picture. Emphasize the importance of correct addresses. This will help them understand the concept.
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