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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Names Everywhere


If you read my last post, you know that I was sending parent information out for the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.  While I was doing that I started to feel like I needed to get going.  Well, that feeling wouldn't go away.  Yesterday I spent the day getting names ready.

I have 36 students next year.  We make name markers for backpacks, reading circle, leaders, opening, and finally the Pre-K also has names to use when learning to write theirs.  I spent yesterday afternoon making all of these.

The names in glitter glue are the names I give to the Pre-K class to help them with writing their name.  We begin the year working only on first names.  I make the names with the glitter glue for tactile purposes.  We spend the first couple of weeks tracing the  names with our fingers, then tracing them on our papers.  We then graduate to tracing it with our fingers and writing it on the papers without tracing.  Finally I just have the names on the tables for them to find their "spots" and to guide them with the letters.  After we are comfortable with the first names we go on to the last names and follow the same procedure.  By the end of the year they write their first and last names.

Oh, I also got the number lines ready for the Pre-K class.  I guess I'm ahead of the game a bit.

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1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

Kudos to you for being so prepared for your upcoming school year. I love the idea of the glitter glue... the texture will allow the children to 'feel' the letters in their name. Wonderful for the little ones who may not be familiar with letters.