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Developmentally appropriate & differentiated Apples Writing centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Apples themed writing and fine motor centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered
Level 1: Tracing Lines Vertical & Horizontal
This beginning level will help students practice using their “pinching” fingers to grip a dry erase marker. I usually start my kiddos out with a fat marker. Practice pinching the marker close to the writing tip. Instruct the students to follow the lines with the marker by drawing directly over the line. Remind the students to ‘pinch’, but do not force it. Both horizontal and vertical lines are included. This can be frustrating for some kids, take it slow and celebrate their progress!
Level 2: Trace the Apple-Themed Shapes
This center activity builds on the tracing activity by tracing more intricate patterns of both straight and curved lines. I have included all shapes in different sizes for a challenge and a way for our students to test their skills. I suggest directing the students to begin with the largest shape on the page and move on to the smaller and eventually the smallest shape on the page. Included are apples, pie, a tree, and an axe!
Level 3: Trace & Write
This activity Is more of a challenge for some. In this activity you will see both uppercase and lowercase letters to trace along with an Apple Vocabulary picture and beginning sound word for each letter. Again, remind students to use their "pinching" fingers to hold a marker as they trace and erase letters-with you reminding them of correct formation. This is a great assessment tool for fine motor coordination as well as letter and sound recognition!
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