Beth Hankoff, Class Information

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January Summary 2019

Our class only met twice this month, but I wanted to send you to be informed about what we’re doing.  Everyone is working hard and having fun!

Letters: we have practiced the lowercase letters c, o, s, v, w, and t

Words: the workbook has 2- 3-letter words made with the letters they know so far (such as “cot”).  They have done a page of 6 words each week.

Crafts: We start each class with a craft to help with fine motor skills.  The first class they rolled the dice to find the color on the color key and traced their names in at least 5 different colors.  The second class they made a color, cut, and paste tiger.

Hands-on activities: When they have finished their workbook and I have checked it over, children can choose an activity.  I bring things that help with learning letters and words or building motor skills.  Examples include: picking up small objects with tongs, magnetic letters, word puzzles, magna-doodle, etc.

We are going through the lowercase section of the workbook in order.  It would be great if you could practice at home because one day a week is not enough for young children to remember how to form all 26 letters!  In February, we will be covering a, d, g, u, i, and e.  Attached below are the instructions for making each letter the way we teach it in class.  You can use any type of lined paper that works for your child.  It is good for them to get used to different types of paper.  I’m also attaching the capital letters chart and a handout about pencil grip in case these are useful.

If you have any questions, please let me know:


K_CA_Capital Formation Chart

K_CA_Teaching Lowercase Letters Step by Step

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