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Directed Drawing in Kindergarten Bridges to Writing. Welcome the the Bright Ideas Blog Hop!! Is your head spinning with great ideas? If you are new to my blog, I am a Kindergarten Intervention Specialist. I am a cross-categorical teacher, but I work primarily with students who have one or more learning disabilities in language arts, written expression or math.
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For the last four days we have been researching the Emperor Penguin. The kids had a blast and learned so much! We are currently writing our own E-book that is nearly complete.
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I loved watching them work cooperatively together through the process. I will share the "how to's" for that next week. I like to do directed drawing aka guided drawing with my students. I feel like this is an excellent activity for listening and following directions, fine motor and spacial awareness through a multi-sensory activity.
We used our penguin art as illustrations in an e-book we are currently writing together. Below is the basic process I used for my lesson: Step 1 For our emperor penguins I began by demonstrating the complete drawing and describing each line.
The children drew lightly with a pencil so they could erase if needed. We completed each step of the penguin together as a large group.
Some children drew baby penguins, others eggs etc. The entire process with clean up took us 30 minutes and the final artwork was unique and amazing!!
And look what I found in the hallways at school Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope this idea is useful in your classroom!!When do I enroll my child? Children who are 5 years old by July 31 enroll in kindergarten for that school year. For example, children who are 5 years old by July 31, enroll in kindergarten . Chinese New Year Resources Our Chinese New Year Resources offer you worksheets, activities, quizzes, videos with activities, creative resources such as learning how to make a Chinese musical instrument, and more.
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Children's computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons and voice instructrions. I like to do directed drawing (aka guided drawing) with my students.
I feel like this is an excellent activity for listening and following directions, fine motor and spacial awareness through a multi-sensory activity. New Year is a time for new beginnings and is a time when people clear out the old to bring in the new.
Cultures may observe the New Year at different times, but all the same it is a time for celebration with elaborate fireworks, parties and more.
You can teach kids to celebrate New Year and learn simultaneously with fun New Year worksheets. Is your child struggling to write his name independently? Try this simple strategy for kids who are close to entering kindergarten but still need some help writing their names.
(This post contains affiliate links.) This Reading Mama and I have been sharing our top tips for getting little learners ready for kindergarten. So far we've talked about interactive read alouds and concepts of print.