Origami Truck Step 6: Now fold up the bottom tips slightly. Origami Truck Step 7: Flip paper over. Origami Truck Step 8: Fold down about 2/3 from the middle crease as indicated by the dotte line below. Again, it does not have to be precise so just eyeball. Origami Truck Step 9: Now fold the top flap up on the left side. Origami Truck Step 10: Now fold the entire left side as indicated by the dotted line.
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When completed, you can decorate it as a monster truck or fire truck. Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Origami Truck Step 1: Start with a 6 in x 6 in (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper, color side down. Origami Truck Step 2: Fold letter in half. Crease well and unfold. Origami Truck Step 3: Now fold in half vertically. Origami Truck Step 4: divide the bottom half of the paper into thirds. Fold 1/3 of the paper. It doesn't have to be precise so just approximate. Origami Truck Step 5: make 2 folds at an angle as indicated by the dotted line below.
The post Im going to be re-visiting is my handwriting Bags post from earlier this year. As many of my northern hemisphere friends are beginning preparations for their new school year, i thought this would be a great post to revisit and share ideas around. In my upcoming Third Term, i plan to revisit and revise my bags, so if you this post prompts any ideas, please share them. I love that blogging allows so much collaboration and sharing of ideas, so dont be shy! handwriting Bags In the p-2 early years resume area at my school, we try to include a specific handwriting session each week to focus on letter formation, thus, ive been modifying how ive previously taught handwriting (very paper-based!) to make it a little less damaging. How would you use handwriting bags? March 16, 2013 / Stef / 12 Comments Sometimes I feel like i update the little Smarties in room 16 blog more than my own blog. This is an easy origami truck that is simple enough for kids to fold.
Im super-lucky to have her helping me out! Now this isnt a perfect program, but already its starting helping me to really target the students that need specific instruction in letter formation (which is really tricky in Australia, because our State handwriting fonts are so different to what students see everyday sometimes. Im also hoping to include a few little fine-motor skill activities into handwriting as well, because some of my kiddos really need that extra support. Do you teach handwriting? What do your handwriting sessions look like? Edit 29/5/2015 After popular demand, ive listed a handwriting placemat for Victorian teachers here: July 5, 2013 / Stef / 2 Comments okay, so Im a bit late! Today im linking up with benefits Cara paradise from The first Grade parade for her Throwback Thursday linky!
Then, the handwriting task is differentiated for my Preps and my Grade. The Preps: practise writing the letter focus on their mini-whiteboard 10 (or more times) and circle their best go, use our weekly brainstorm of words to practise their handwriting, and, practise writing out sight words (we use the magic 100 Words program). The Grade 1s: use their personal dictionaries to practise writing words using our letter of the week on the dotted-thirds laminated sheet, use our weekly brainstorm of words to practise their writing on dotted thirds, and, write a sentence and illustrated it on their mini. All the students are responsible for cleaning their laminated sheets and whiteboards and for ensuring that their whiteboard pens have their lids on them and that everything goes into their bags at the end of a session. While students are working independently i pull students out in small groups (or independently) to work on a specific hand-writing skill using a variety of whiteboard activities, iwb activities or sheet-based activities (although Im moving away from having handwriting sheets, unless I can reuse them!). I also usually have a fantastic parent-helper during this session who is really good with the kids. (I taught her middle child in his first year of school in my first year of teaching, and now Im teaching her youngest in his first year of school!) She knows all the tricks, and helps correct pencil-grip, letter formation and knows how to encourage.
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Whats included: A name-tracing card in our State font (Victorian Modern Cursive, for those not from Australia laminated Lowercase and Uppercase alphabet and numbers in our State font (this is from one of our handwriting books laminated Dotted-thirds writing paper (actually on the back. laminated Mini whiteboard Whiteboard marker (I got them in packs of 5 for.80 from daiso) 1/4 Chux Magic Eraser And everything is kept in a large-size snaplock bag (I use hercules bags) in their tubs. Our handwriting program: Currently our handwriting session is on a thursday morning after our Literacy/Guided reading session. Students collect their bags, put them on their tables and join me on the floor for a focus session on our letter for the week. We use a program called Track, trace resume and Copy to observe and practise forming letters correctly using our Interactive whiteboard (IWB).
Depending on the letter (and its relative complexity) I might have students bring their mini-whiteboards to the floor and well practise forming letters together, or we might form them in the air. I also have students come out and model correct letter formation. At the end of the mini-lesson students go back to their tables and use their writing packets. Were developing a formula (slowly) so that students stay on task: Students start by tracing their name (at least once). For my Preps its good practise revising how to write their name correctly, and its just as good for my Grade 1s who, even though they can write their names independently, struggle with letter formation, capital letters and letter size. Students trace the lowercase and uppercase letters on their laminated tracing sheet.
1 little tub of playdough 1 whiteboard marker 1 piece of Magic Eraser sponge The play dough is there for warming up little fingers. I have quite a few kiddos with very poor fine motor skills this year and i intend for them to use the play dough for the first minute or two. The mini whiteboards are normally used during whole class instruction, where students record the letter under focus and can then hold the board underneath their chin so i can see how everyones going. (Also, its a bit easier than having everyone argue about coming up to the teachers board to practise writing their letters.) The A4 laminated pages are usually for warm-ups or early finishers to practise forming each letter correctly, following the arrows provided in the tunnelling. The magic Eraser sponges are awesome at cleaning whiteboard markers off both whiteboards and laminated sheets and I can buy a couple of packets, cut them up and have really inexpensive erasers for everyone. Thanks for stopping by this blog hop!
Id love to heard your ideas for handwriting, so dont forget to leave a comment below. Id also love for you to stop by my facebook, instagram or Twitter for more bright ideas! For variations on the handwriting bag, head along to this post, which has a few different ideas! For more bright ideas, dont forget to visit these wonderful bloggers and leave them some love! An InLinkz link-up m/cs2.js? V116 July 4, 2014 / Stef / 1 Comment Originally posted March 16, 2013. Last week in my five for Friday post I shared a picture of my students new handwriting bags. I thought Id share a bit about how weve been using them. In the p-2 early years area at my school, we try to include a specific handwriting session each week to focus on letter formation, thus, ive been modifying how ive previously taught handwriting (very paper-based!) to make it a little less damaging on the environment!
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I was using with my class and its one of my most popular posts essay that I receive comments and emails for. Today i thought Id share the revised version of my handwriting Bags for my brand new class of Kinder/Foundation/Prep kiddos. These are bags full of handwriting goodies that the kids keep in their chair bags so that they always have the tools they need ready. I start with a large ziplock bag to pack all the goodies. This keeps everything neat and tidy and stops little pieces from being lost. Also, because the bags are clear, its easy to work out who dropped what on the floor. Whats included in the bags: 1 mini whiteboard 1 A4 laminated handwriting page this has our schools handwriting font (Vic Modern Cursive) in upper and lowercase letters, plus a larger version of their name to practise correct letter formation.
May 30, 2015 stef leave a comment, due to popular demand, ive got a copy of my handwriting Placemats in Vic Modern Cursive available in my tpt store. If you read my, bright Ideas Blog Hop post back in February you would have seen my updated handwriting bags, featuring this plan placemat. Featuring dotted thirds and Vic Modern Cursive, this is perfect for Victorian teachers, but I hope to have a more generic handwriting placemat available soon for others to use. Keep your eyes peeled! This.pdf placemat does not student names on the page simply write them in for students to trace, or leave the line blank so students can practise writing their name independently or practise writing sight words/etc. Check it out in my store now! February 22, 2015 stef / 9 Comments, thanks for joining the Bright Ideas Blog Hop this month. Almost two years ago i wrote a blog post about the handwriting bags.
handwriting lessons and as early finishers practise. Each child has 1 A4 laminated page with Vic Modern Cursive alphabets in upper and lowercase letters, a small whiteboard, a whiteboard marker, a cut-up piece of Magic Eraser and a small tub of play dough. It all goes in a snaplock bag and youre ready. Its also great when you need the whole class to have their own whiteboards and pens because you can just say everyone get their whiteboard and marker and come to the floor. If youd like more detail about these bags, click this link to visit a more detailed post. I also have a version of my placemat available for Victorian teachers in my TpT store, and you can find it by clicking the image below: Thanks for stopping by dont forget to leave your handwriting tips in the comments below. Stay tuned next week for a brand new tip! Have an amazing week in your classrooms!
Advertisers event have been requested to censor sensitive content. February 2, 2016 stef leave a comment, hello teacher friends! I hope everyones having a wonderful start to the week. This week has been absolutely full-on, and its only tuesday! Since my last teacher Tip tuesday ive started the new teaching year with my lovely foundation class. Were three days in to learning new rules, routines and what schools all about. (And Im one tired teacher! this week im going to throw-back to one of my most popular blog posts from 201 because i have quite a few new readers and its great to highlight tips that work year after year!
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Early leaner is intended to help teach young children aged between 4 to 7 the basics. Aims to improve : reading, writing, numeracy, spelling, diction, features include the ability to trace over words and and numbers. "Dotted thirds paper" teaches correct alphabetic character creation/writing for both small and capital letters." Flash cards" of the 100 most common words used in the English language assist with word recognition and ultimately spelling. Diction is improved via a phonetic function which pronounces single letters and combinations accompanied by the sounds they make. Also includes: -alphabet abc etc. numbers 0-20 -most common 100 used words -special letter combinations. sketch pad -writing and eraser functions -change pen and eraser size -change pen color -reposition thumbnails and main buttons to accommodate left and right hand writing. Note: Has an Ad Banner.