Pizzas and Pencils make learning to write FUN!
1. No-Prep, individualized Name Writing Book made-to-order.
2. +5 Name Writing year-long Activities.
3. Parent Letter or Newsletter Post.
Preschool children are often ready to learn to ID and write capital letters. Once they can TRACE and IMITATE simple lines they will LOVE learning to write their names. MRI brain studies show that these early letter writing attempts strengthen letter recognition and reading. Pencils and pizza are familiar objects that kids have fun tracing and will help them to learn to form lines and curves needed for all capital letters. These sheets will help them learn conventional letter formations and to acquire an essential life-long legibility skill of starting their letters at the top!
If you are concerned about children switching to lowercase as they get older, rest easy. If children receive good explicit instruction for lowercase formations when they are developmentally ready, they naturally want to use more grown-up printing.
Individualized Book Includes:
* Fun ‘Pencil & Pizza’ cover page with your child's’ first name.
* One page for EACH letter of the child’s first name. Pizza & Pencil letters can be finger traced and then practiced with pencil or marker on lines. Tracing and go-dot cues diminish as children progress.
* Final name-writing practice page.
• Gray-boxes and Go-dots give young children the visual and spatial cues they need to be successful with their first writing attempts.
• All names are in Capitals
• 5 Plus Activities. Fun tasks to help young learners to discriminate letters, name letters, count, sequence, and write the letters of their name!
5 Plus Activities:
▶︎ Year-long name writing mini-book. Let your students and parents see how much progress has been made!
▶︎ Use a number board to Sequence, ID, and count the letter cards of a name as a pre-writing task.
▶︎ Sorting mats “Letters in my Name”, “Letters NOT in my Name”.
▶︎ Voting Survey Tool: Motivate young writers to fill in their name sheet to vote in classroom surveys. [e.g. Attach one picture to each of four bins, children vote for their favorite by placing their finished name sheet in the box of their choice. Pictures for transportation, community helpers, zoo animals, spring critters, seasons, and empty frames are included to get you started.
▶︎ Writing friends names on Girls and Boys sorting sheet.
▶︎ Letter home to Parents or Newsletter post to let parents know how you are teaching letter formations and what they can do to help. Choose either a framed version of an editable .doc file
$4.99 for the first book and $2.50 for each additional book.
* First, buy this product!
* Use the multiple license option at the checkout to get a 50% discount for each additional book.
* The pages you download will have my email address. You can then email me your date of purchase, your user name, number of books ordered, and the names of your students.
* I will email you the book/s in .pdf format usually within one day, but depending on volume up to four days.
We start name writing experiences with capitals first, because preschool aged children already understands lines and curves, Pencils are lines, and Pizzas are curves. Even 4-year-olds are ready to learn critical rules for lifelong legibility such as starting and the top, by touching the Go-dots and to go in the correct direction by following the arrow.