Thursday, January 19, 2012

Recycled Placemats Make Great Letters

A PT buddy passed along some old placemats and their flexibility gave me an idea--how about making letter pieces for practicing letter formation?  They're not as good as the ones from the Handwriting Without Tears HWTears folks, but the kids love 'em.

 The blue square design looked especially good against this neon orange paper, and we used the paper to help us keep our letter pieces within a boundary.
 After each letter was created, we took turns practicing how to write the letter.
I left the letter pieces with the teacher so the students could continue to use them, to complement their daily handwriting instruction provided in class.  Since the materials were free, why not leave letter pieces with all my teachers?

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