Kate 3:43 AM
Kate 8:49 AM
I am linking up with Mrs. Jone's Creation Station for Show and Share.
This is a simple activity, but great for developing the pincer grasp. I found a great chart showing the fine motor development of children here.
Most of my students in my class are at the 2-3 years old or below. So this simple activity is great for developing strength in their fingers and the pincer grasp.
1. Roll the play-doh.
2. Using their "go" fingers pinch the play-doh using their pincer grasp.
This simple activity will help your students get ready for correct pencil grasp and for holding scissors and cutting!
To make this all you need to construction paper and Velcro. I typed up the students names in comic sans (two per page-one at the top and one at the bottom) and printed off a copy. Run it through the copier and put it onto construction paper. I then laminated the page, cut out the letters at the bottom and attached Velcro on the back. Attach Velcro underneath and you have name matching task for your kiddos.
Kate 4:07 AM
I am linking up with Freebilicious to share my wonderful idea that I need to implement better!!!
I also made a touch and feel shape book.
I cannot wait to use these with my students!
Kate 10:50 AM
2. I love to work out! Right now I have been doing a lot of working out at home. Lindsay Brin is my favorite. I love to run, bike, swim. I love to be on the go!
3. I went to school at LSSU in the Upper Peninsula of MI and ran cross country and track there. That is where I met my husband, Matt. The team still gets together sporadically and it is one big party! Love them!
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Kate 4:16 AM
My tip for you is to make extra packets that you make at the beginning of the year for students that may enter your class throughout the year. In ECSE we have students transitioning in throughout the year. I keep a ziploc baggie with all of the items that a new student will need. This includes handouts to having to make their birthday crown and placemat. It is easier to have a lot of extras than to be looking for each item half way through the year.
I have a freebie if you click on the apples and back to school freebie pictures for some freebies, but I also have some other fun freebies that are great for back to school!
A letter I send home to my parents about how to teach ABC's.
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