A Child’s Alphabet

This image is interesting to me because it incorporates type, typography and graphic design.  I admire designers who can incorporate text with images to create something visually appealing.  The vintage look to the design is what first attracted me, however, speaking as a grade one teacher, mastery of the alphabet and letter sounds is critical to the foundation of early literacy, reading and writing.

A Child's Alphabet

photo by Andy Field (Hubmedia)

Hello everyone, my name is Camille Maydonik.  I am a grade one, French Immersion teacher at Westgate Elementary in Calgary, AB.  I am interested in broadening my understanding of literacy in a technological context in the hopes of developing new methods for my young students to learn the French language.  ETEC 540 is my 8th course in the MET program.

Looking forward to learning with you all!




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4 Responses to A Child’s Alphabet

  1. Al Davidson says:

    Great image Camille. It is nice to see my grade one son bringing home constructed representations of letters. Last week he had made a few by gluing yarn onto a page in the shape of a letter and then decorating with words beginning with that letter. As a grade one teacher would you say this type of hands-on exploration still has a place in our 21st century learning environment?

    Wonderful to be learning with you again 🙂


  2. Camille Maydonik says:

    Hi Al,

    Thanks for your comment. I would definitely say that hands-on exploration is crucial even in the 21st century learning environment… especially in grade one. I often “camouflage” learning through play or creating something. I think by creating an object, students tend to remember the concept or can draw back on the product to remember what they were taught. In French Immersion, it is important to appeal to the kinaesthetic. My students are learning to identify number words in french, so the other day we were moving all around the room, dancing and spelling out number words. A few were signing along to the same song later on in the day!

    Great to be in this course with you too! Who knows, maybe we will work together next year in the CBE!


  3. mmwong says:

    Hi Camille,

    Hello fellow CBE employee! Your picture selection was awesome. The vintage feel reminded me of my first days as a grade one student.

  4. lesliedawes says:

    Hi Camille,

    I enjoyed your picture selection. I teach Grade One as well in West Vancouver. i look forward to working with you and sharing ideas.


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