My students love going to their writing desk to practice skills needed to produce great writers. Read on as I share activities that will help make your writing center a more enticing place for your little learners.
I found some wonderful freebies to share with you, too! This activity is nice to send home with families, even before the year begins, to practice writing their names. I laminate the green cardstock name I wrote, write an explanation of how we write letters and names starting from the top!
I found sponges and dry erase markers at the Dollar Store.
Each morning as the children arrive, they complete our Name Graph question of the day. After they complete the graph, they sign in by writing their name next to the name I have written for them on our sign in sheet for extra name writing practice. I save the sign in papers from the beginning of the year, just to show them at the end of the year how much they have grown!
I had so much fun writing it with her. I have magnetic letters in a bag with a magnetic name to practice spelling names on the whiteboard.
These would be great to use for your whole class, or even just as something special for those sweeties who have a hard time spelling their name. This is another fun way to practice name writing! Write one letter on top of each strip of colored paper.
Have students order the paper to spell their name and then practice writing those letters! When I do, I will put it in here. If you know a sweet worker at a paint store, maybe you could get enough paint sample strips to have your students practice writing names on those!
Line the strips up and practice one letter on each strip, writing a letter in each shade! You could punch a hole in the corner of the strips and clip them together with a book ring, so each student would have a colorful name ring!
I love this little name poem by Jean Warren. I made some different styles if you would like one. That is so old school. But it is fun for the kids to discover the letters in magazines or newspapers, like a treasure hunt! However, you can find lots of letters online to print and cut. Well, here you go!
I am not kidding. I do have some clipboards, just not enough.
My thinking was that if they were all sad looking and homemade, there would be no arguing about who got what. The students can decorate their own poster board and have their very own clipboard! After we read this story about being a friend one of my favorites We would only be writing our own name every time, once on each paper.
I modeled this with a few children. I said, "Would you please sign my paper, and I will sign yours? They could write anywhere they wanted, with any color marker they chose. That was enough joy for the entire day.
I wish I had taped the entire lesson. They were so sweet and polite asking each other for names. If you want a copy of the simple sheet I used for recording, just click the picture below.
Feel free to make a "fancier" sheet! The minute they got the paper, they started reading, "I like, I like, I like What a cute bulletin board idea!
The set has a black and white version, colored version, and colored version with a chalkboard background.Aug 10, · Name Writing Activities and FREEBIES! Today, I'd like to share some of my favorite name writing activities to use with your class.
I found some wonderful freebies to share with you, too!Author: Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together. Kindergarten Writing Prompts Below you'll find some fun writing prompts for your kindergarten students. Each writing prompt is designed to help students develop beginning writing skills and focuses on easy concepts like friendship, weather, and days of the week (e.g.
The handwriting worksheets print best with margins set at " or less. The sheet below should print best in LANDSCAPE mode. Make your own worksheets online @ pfmlures.com During centers students can practice writing the words with different colors of crayons as indicated by the color word on the left.
After fishing out the name, the children match the name with the picture and write the child's name on a paper. The Florida Center for Reading Research has compiled activities for kindergarten and first. Jul 14, · From Anne to Zach: Name Writing Name writing is one of the first skills children learn in preschool and/or kindergarten.
When teaching this skill, I prefer to use children’s literature as an anchor to my lessons. Kindergarten is a pivotal year for young writers.
Kindergarteners learn the alphabet and use it to form their first short words. Our kindergarten writing worksheets allow your young scholar to practice writing letters, sight words, and short sentences. Visual tracing and writing exercises will.