Thankfully, during the Language Oral Exam at the beginning of this summer, one of our instructors shared with us an interesting method of record keeping for Sandpaper Letters. First, each child has their own booklet with the entire alphabet on the inside cover while the remaining pages are blank. There are enough pages for one letter per page.
|I've made one booklet for each child - they are delightfully small, only about 2x3 inches.|
|Handwritten in cursive.|
As the child works to master the letter, a second mark is made:
When the child masters the letter, a final mark is made, completing a triangle around the letter:
As each letter is mastered (not necessarily in order), the teacher (or child) writes the letter on a page in the booklet. The booklet stays at school until all letters are complete. Eventually, the entire booklet has one letter on each page which the child can use to review.
|I plan to keep them in the classroom using this adorable basket on a shelf...Seriously, how much fun will this be to carry to each lesson?!|
It will be exciting to implement this new method of record keeping for Sandpaper Letters in the classroom this Fall. In case you are wondering, yes, we use cursive for teaching writing in my class... you can read more about it in this post. Also, I'd be most interested in hearing how others record lessons for Sandpaper Letters in your classrooms!