ECC & PPCD News

September 21, 2015

All Aboard!!!!

We have several students that LOVE trains, so this week we will use that interest to encourage writing, predicting, patterning, and shape recognition skills. Choo-choo!

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Questions and Answers

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This week's question: How do I support handwriting at home? Wonderful question! Three-year-old students should be able to draw basic shapes and imitate letter formation with an adult showing them what to do. Four-year-old students should be starting to write their name more independently and with less reliance on adult support or looking at their printed name. To encourage handwriting, provide your child with lots of paper and lots of opportunities to write. For example, if you are making a grocery list, give your child a pencil and paper and have them make a "list" too. In the beginning, their writing may look like scribble, but point out any letter-like markings and say, "this looks like you wrote the letter X," etc.


For more ideas, check out:

Letter Formation Chart from Handwriting Without Tears

Fun home activities from Get Ready to Read

Lots of Articles from Parents.com

Developmentally Appropriate Ideas from Pre-K Pages

Important Dates

September 24: Fall Picture Day

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Happy Birthday

No birthdays this week.