Friday, April 6, 2012

What are you focusing on today?

Same activity--different goals.
Did the Easter egg memory game with students a few days ago, focusing on letter formation and drawing small "decorative" designs to improve pencil control.  Today, in a different school, the focus was upon correct scissor grasp and managing markers.
 This sweetie didn't think he could open and close the markers by himself.
 He also became a little confused about how to grasp the scissors.  He knew his thumb went in the little opening but he couldn't figure out how to make that happen.
 But, he got it straight.  Now, how to cut that curvy line without taking straight detours.
 Another opportunity to remove the marker cap---don't give up!
 He tried it this way---that way.  It finally popped off.  That was a lot of work for him.
The teacher and instructional assistant in this classroom emphasize correct letter formation on a daily basis and the students improve tremendously during the year.

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