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Beginning Writing

Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

June 8, 2015
Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

Handwriting the Alphabet Start with the capital letters then progress to the lowercase letters. The larger letters are a little easier for small fingers to make. You can introduce the letters in alphabetical order, if your child likes things in sequential order, it would be logical and they might be more comfortable with that approach....
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Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

March 23, 2014
Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

Beginning writing I had the opportunity to attend a workshop put on by Lori Jamison Rog. She was a wonderful presenter and really provided many ideas that I could apply the next day! My students have loved the clear ideas and characters she developed.  Their writing has definitely bloomed!  They have gone from writing...
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

February 24, 2012
What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

Leap Day The skies the limit – you have a whole day added to your year.  A whole extra day this year! What would you do with your extra day?  Great to think about. Download this fun journal paper. Who doesn’t love Kermit? Save Tweet
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Lined Paper for Handwriting

May 22, 2009
Lined Paper for Handwriting

It takes lots of repetition to embed in the brain the correct way to hold a pencil and how to make the shapes for each letter with ease. So let your child have lots of practice writing anything they would like, for instance: making lists of things they like to do or of presents...
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Conventional Writing

April 27, 2009
Conventional Writing

    Sometimes it’s easy to tell that a child is ready to learn to write because they can easily pick up Cheerios using their thumb and index fingers or they can build with things like Lego’s with ease. Or they might walk around with a note pad and pencil jotting down “notes” like...
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Pre-Writing

April 13, 2009

Just like you must crawl before you walk, scribbling before writing is the natural order of progression. The benefits of scribbling is that it strengths the finger muscles which will help develop the fine motor skills in your child’s hand when holding a pencil, will increase her confidence and shows your daughter’s intention to communicate...
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Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

January 29, 2009
Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

This is an easy way for your child to practice spelling words and it is also great for fine motor development. You’ll Need: a copy of the words to learn a sheet protector play dough (recipe follows) One way to practice is by placing one spelling word (written on 81/2 x 11 paper) inside...
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Dictate Journal

October 18, 2008
Dictate Journal

Having your child dictate her stories and ideas to you is like having a window into her thoughts. What a wonderful way to learn what your child is thinking about and how she views the world around her. It is also a great way to model writing. Seeing her words written down can be a thrilling...
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What is in a name?

October 16, 2008
What is in a name?

Starting with your child’s name, he will begin the long process of learning to correctly form letters. Prerequisite Scribbling is important for your child to experience. It shows an interest in communicating information to others and he is ready for the next step to learn how to write actual words. Goal The goal is...
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