At the beginning of 1st grade we do a lot of work with the kid’s names. One of the projects I did with all the 1st graders when I was the tech specialist and what I did with my own class this year is done in Kidspiration. I love using Kidspiration with 1st graders. I’ve already used it for 2 projects this year. In the sample I have above you can see that the kids put the letters of their names and then search the huge library of graphics in Kidspiration for words that begin like the letters of their names. They had a good time and were practicing letter sounds as well. I’ve taken 3 different name projects that we did and put them together in a slide show on our web page for them to share with their families. if you’d like to take a look you can go to this LINK.