Today, we were introduced to Handwriting Without Tears' big lines, little lines, big curves, and little curves.
We worked on recognizing and identifying these wood pieces as we polished and sorted them. (In watching the children polish the wood pieces, it allows the teacher to see which hand the children are using to clean the wood pieces; which is generally the dominant hand).
In completing this activity, we are:
-learning words linked to content being taught
-communicating thoughts with words
-speaking in sentences made up of three or more words
-imitating the teacher's body movements
-sharing with peers and adults
-participating in school routines
-listening to oral directions to attend to a simple task
-observing and sorting
-using same hand consistently
-looking at hands and using visual cues to guide reaching for, grasping, and moving objects
To learn more about Handwriting Without Tears' program
that we use in prekindergarten, click the link below: