Sep 21, 2016

Handwriting: Tall, Small and Fall

I have been watching our OT the past few years when she's come into our classroom to do a few lessons here and there and I've picked up on a few of her tricks.  The good thing about this is.... she's on maternity leave this year, but I was still able to replicate a few of her lessons, which my firsties needed, believe me!  :)

The lessons I love are on Tall, Small and Fall letters. We started looking at letters and the lines they sit on.  Here's the chart I made for our firsties.

We looked at the letters and decided where we should put them.  Each person was given a letter and came up to place it on the chart.  A few were put in the wrong places, but we were able to look at the other letters to help us find the right home.
After a few days of practice, we moved to cutting (we need it desperately) sorting and gluing.
We also did some whole group sorting.


After that we looked at letters and found either tall, small or fall.  Then, we practiced writing them.

Some of needed some highlighting to make sure our letters were being formed correctly.  It's a work in progress. :)

I made a little packet to help our little firsties with recognizing and writing.  There are also a couple of sorts that can be used for an assessment.  Interested?????  I'll give this packet to the first five people that comment. :)

Happy Handwriting!

17 comments:

  1. OMG! Was just talking about this today in class!!!
    Need it!
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  2. Would love this! Ambercfleming@yahoo.com. Never seen the letters and stuff on the poster like that. Very neat!

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  3. I have heard about this and would love to do it with my firsties!
    kathrynkvidera@yahoo.com

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  4. Brilliant! I'd appreciate this for my second grade class; they are not showing up with the basic skills needed in letter formation, pencil grip and cutting. This will be a wonderful, hands-on activity! ttownsell@everettsd.org

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  5. I would love to have this also. Some of my students seem to need OT. Thanks... rcwgreen@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jill,

      I'd love to send you a copy, what's your email address?
      Maria

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  7. I love the rhyming words to describe where they sit -- why didn't I think of "fall"?? :)

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    1. Hi Kelly,

      Would you like a copy? Send me your email address. :)
      Maria

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  8. The chart is smart. Nice thinking!

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  9. I love your rhyming idea! So clear and fun! Thanks! I'll share this post to my teacher friends.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing!!! I wish I could take the credit, but the rhyming came from our OT. I'll let her know. :)

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  10. This is great!!! Can I have a copy, please?
    rythmtw@gmail.com
    Thank you!!!

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  11. I would also love a copy. This would be super helpful for my grade 1 class!
    Kaitlin.gutowski@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  12. Hi

    My kids are NYSAA/ developmentally disabled and would surely benefit from this. Can you please send me a copy to Lamika.Wilson@rcsdk12.org
    Or mswilteach@gmail.com

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  13. Could I please have a copy of this? My kiddos are having a hard time with this concept. ericacahill@ci.bristol.ct.us

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  14. wow! this is exactly what i need. my 5yo son is advanced in reading and math but writing is yikes! LOL. do you mind sending me a copy? yaken_bofel@yahoo.com. and thank you so much!

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