Outdoor Chalk Writing

Day One: Chalk Writing Outdoor chalk is one of the greatest tools invented (in my opinion).  The thick chalk is great for beginner writers, it helps build fine motor skills. Now with outdoor chalk, you can encourage your child to write their name and any sight words they may know. The greatest gift to a  Kindergarten teacher is for your child to write, identify, and spell their first and last name. I don’t expect your child to write out their full name outside on the sidewalk, for all the people we may not trust to see, but writing their first…

My Kindergartener the writer

My five-year old does not like to write, so I had to think of an activity to encourage writing. I had her write the sight words that were sent home in a composition journal. I then told her we would write a story together, with the length depending on how far we can go with the story. The goal was to use as many of her sight words we could, and to help her with sentence structure and spelling. We decided to write daily, three to four sentences as apart of her homework. I write one sentence and then she…

Writing Center at home or classroom

Writing Center This year I wanted to introduce a few new centers into our preschool class. The writing center is one of our new centers. We have limited space so I had the idea to create a small writing center by using items that encourage writing. We made a mailbox out of small boxes and construction paper.  To make sure the preschoolers utilized this center daily, we added pick up times for mail, which motivates them to send letters or cards to other classmates before the end of the school day. Every morning the mail is distributed. We also added…