This does not mean worksheets!
It's my favorite because it shows correct letter formation. You can get some FREE sets to download too but I didn't find any with the letter formations and I found them worth the cost with so many uses.
The pattern blocks are always so much fun to create with so I have to set parameters and ensure they stay on task at centers.
Once the expectations are set they do a great job though. At home, I put magnets on pom poms for the Littlest Diva when she was younger and that worked really well too. I'd love to make enough of them to use in the classroom as a center but that's still on my "To Do" list.
The cards show the correct formation and I encourage them to follow it. I also don't let them cut the sticks. This helps keeps my wikki stix in tact and my students get some more hand muscle building exercise.
If you have those items for your math center you can totally use them in your literacy centers too! Kids have so much fun with geoboards and these cards show exactly how to make the letters. It takes a little practice but once they get going they won't even use the cards for more than a quick glance to see what letter they will make.
My kinders loved trying to figure out how to make the letters for themselves. You need to have lots of Legos on hand for this. My students don't like taking their letters apart until the end of the center. They like to build them and stand them up this is definitely part of the appeal.
I have gotten lego donations and always ask around or look for sales, etc. If you need to make this simpler you can use any printable alphabet letters and just have the students lay the legos on top of them to create the letters.
This is still one of my wish list items as I don't have the right laminator to make them. This is great for the students who need a little extra practice or younger children just starting out with letters.
You'll definitely need to print out a few of each shape and laminate the letter templates for durability or put them in sheet protectors.
Highlighter Alphabet Letters - I use this as "real-life" practice in my handwriting center.
I write the letters on our writing paper using a highlighter and slip into sheet protectors. The students use their dry erase markers to trace my letters.
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It makes for a colorful center and it's great practice for them to see how to not only form letters but how to use the lines on our writing paper.
Using the lines is a BIG deal and something that has to be taught to many students because most of them have not written on lined paper before starting school.
Handwriting Sheets - I laminate them or put them in sheet protectors to use with dry erase markers. This saves a ton of paper and my Kinders adore using the dry erase markers. I provide various colors and encourage them to use the colors they like or even rainbow write by using a few colors a huge hit!
I have a few favorites that I use because changing them up keeps my students interested in doing the activity. Another set I use are these Handwriting Printables sightwordsgame.Pre-writing Skills Preschool Worksheet Before learning to write, it is important that children practice tracing and drawing with a pencil to gain basic pencil-control skills.
Our preschool worksheets and pre-writing activities lead to the ability to form letters and numbers. Students will play interactive, fun, name games and activities for Kindergarten reading and writing center time using puzzles, sounds, songs, sentence starters, blocks and more.
If writing is a struggle for your child, using a marker is a good first step.
But do be sure that your child can also write his name with a pencil before starting kindergarten. Other ideas for name writing: Write your child’s name using a highlighter.
Have him trace it using a pencil. Write your child’s name on a card. To prep the activity take a piece of bubble wrap and write the child’s name on the back of it with a permanent marker. Backwards. Depending on the name this may be easier said than done.
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