Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Multiple Opportunities to Practice Pencil Grasp
By testing the pencils my student practiced correct pencil grasp many more times than she might normally have done with our usual projects. Of course, there were lots of compliments from me when I noticed the excellent grasps.
My other motive for trying out this activity was to see if the student could stick with the pencil testing for more than just a few minutes. Her teacher and I had discussed the student's behavior that morning and I recommended providing the student with classroom jobs, to encourage her to care for her classroom space and use her energy productively. One other task she tried was rearranging the display area in the classroom's library corner, which she performed with very little supervision from me. I'll be looking for other jobs that she can do with little assistance and make a list of them for her teacher to try.