Many of our students are finding delight in the following pre-reading and writing activities recently introduced to the classroom. They are really nothing novel - just new to our classroom. The first lesson is a simple name puzzle made from a set of nameplates - one set includes a child's first name and the second set includes a bag with the child's name cut into separate letters.
|The top name plate acts a control while the child pieces together the letters of their name.|
|If interested, the child can then obtain a pre-cut piece of tracing paper and clip it their name plate to practice tracing.|
|Each child keeps their tracing paper and places their nameplate back on the shelf.|
|The puzzle pieces are housed in zip-loc bags (which also allows the students to practice opening and closing!), while the name plates and tracing papers are filed in the divider.|
|The clips are right next to the name plates and paper on this beautiful dish.|