Monday, September 3, 2012
Hi blog world!! I've missed you... I seriously haven't laid eyes on my own blog in like....um....two weeks. I just can't do it all. :) School is off to a good start, though. Things have been VERY busy. And I was out of town throwing my mom a surprise 60th birthday party with family and friends, so that was a blast....but planning for that has also kept me from blogging. But anyway, enough excuses. I have officially NOT been working on any amazingly fabulous teaching resources for all of you, but I DO have a great resource that I've been using in my classroom this week that I found on TPT from the GROWING KINDERS blog. It has been incredible for my kids!! Every single year I am always secretly frustrated/annoyed about how poor some of the students' handwriting is. Many of them form their letters completely wrong (write from the bottom up, write them crooked, not on the lines, etc) and about a 1/4 of them are always flipping letters (particularly b's, d's, and p's). My assumption was that they were getting handwriting instruction in preschool and kindergarten, but I'm not really sure if they are. So I just decided to take matters into my own hands and make sure that I spend an entire week on explicit handwriting instruction so I can feel confident about my expectation for handwriting. If I haven't taught them the correct way to do it, I can't expect for them to do it correctly, right?? Anyway, this FREE handwriting booklet from Growing Kinders has been great! I've done about 5-6 letters a day with the kids, and it's been a great opportunity for me to tackle individual issues/confusions that some of my kids have with letter formation and fix them fair and square! Click on the picture to download this awesome resource!!
God Bless!! - Beth
Posted by Simply Sweet Teaching at 8:27 AM