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Did you know that fine motor skills in preschool and kindergarten is the Number One best predictor of academic skills and achievement for your kindergarten-age student? (Cameron, et al.: 2012; Grissmer, David, et al.: 2010; Son & Meisels: 2006) This fine motor advantage lasts at least through the third grade! (Kulp: 1999)
As an Occupational Therapist, I have designed differentiated SPRING Skill Builders
◦ Build fundamental fine motor and executive functioning skills for PreK to first grade-age kids.
◦ Target specific CCSS literacy and math skills in ways that interest and engage even the most reluctant children.
◦ Provide differentiated yet equivalent materials so you can easily provide the just-right level of difficulty and challenge for a classroom with diverse skills.
■ Teacher’s Guide for each of the six units.
■ Occupational Therapy tips and tricks for explicit instruction, developmental sequence, and breaking tasks into their smallest steps so all children can learn.
■ Specific differentiation tools and support.
■ Specific objectives for fine motor, visual motor, and executive function skill development.
■ Detailed table of contents so you can easily find what you need at a moment’s notice.
■ No-prep, print-and-use resources: 71 pages.
Literacy Skill Practice:
☞ Matching, identifying, and labeling capital and lowercase letters.
☞ Left to right sequencing with gaze shift to the next row.
☞ Alphabet sequencing.
☞ Sight word matching.
☞ Sight word reading.
☞ Identifying initial sound of CVC words.
☞ Writing capital and lowercase letters, using go-dots to support starting at the top, an essential aspect of conventional letter formation.
Math Skill Practice:
Matching, identifying, and labeling numbers: 1-11, 1-14, 1-85.
Sequencing numerals: 1-25.
Writing numbers 1-25, with go-dots to support starting at the top.
Adding 2 numbers up to 10.
Subtracting numbers 10 to 0.
Fine Motor and Visual Motor Skill Practice:
☞ Develop both a dominant hand and a helper/ stabilizing hand.
☞ Coordinate both sides of the body.
☞ Use eye muscles to track lines.
☞ Use eyes to efficiently shift gaze between objects (two or more places).
☞ Coordinate vision and movement.
☞ Perceive shape and space by vision.
☞ Build hand strength adequate to maintain a pencil grasp, to push, and to adjust the necessary force.
☞ Use both proprioceptive and kinesthetic feedback to adjust and correct pressure and movement.
☞ Use specific cutting skills
Executive Functioning Skill Practice:
☞ Sustain attention
☞ Plan movement and sequences
☞ Implement cognitive flexibility in using a plan
☞ Use working memory
☞ Use self-control
These secular spring-themed worksheets are great for classroom literacy and math centers, morning work, special winter party celebrations, and early finisher work. They are also ideal for occupational therapists to address a variety of fine motor, visual perceptual, and visual memory skills. My students LOVE these Skill Builders activities.
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