Kinder Writing Paper
You have to make sure that your letters touch the grass line before you stop.” Then I showed them what I meant by drawing letters right on those pages with a dry erase marker. Then I demonstrated how to write a few letters for the group with my dry erase marker right on those pages.
I managed to find one rather realistic picture of the sky, grass, and dirt with lines on it to get us started.As the children gave it their first try, we had some success.I told the kids to make sure that they started at the sky and went all the way down to the bottom grass line. Butkus, I just can’t figure out where the sky, grass, and dirt are on the white paper.” And that’s when the light went on for me!So watch out, because you’ll have to have them either go back and fix it after they are finished, or fix as they go.And if you don’t keep after them to use their best printing on every single assignment, they will likely understand that nice printing is for the letter writing test ONLY!I do think that really helped, at least for those students who have parent that really helps them at home.Once your more advanced kids have mastered writing the alphabet, have them try writing dictated sight words, CVC words, or sentences using their best printing.Just having a guide to help with the size made such a difference!They just automatically started at the top “Sky Line” and went all the way down to the “Grass Line,” and they were off!Nearly all of the children had trouble with a few letters when we practiced this way. We found that most of our kids transitioned to writing their numbers on lined paper VERY easily!And suddenly, their numbers were SO much more legible!