On the very first day of school I have all of my students write their name on our name chart!
Why? It gives me an immediate idea of their handwriting, pencil grip, letter knowledge and if they can write their name!
I model the process by writing my name and we cheer each and every person who writes their name. We make a big deal about each person and their efforts!
After we make our name chart, the students do some independent practice with their names. Again, we celebrate every person’s efforts and their name writing skills!
And then we move onto differentiated name writing practice. I use a smelly marker (they make everything better!) and write student names for them to trace. Depending on where the student is with their name writing, they might be only tracing or they might be trace and write!
As the students progress with their name, they get more lines to write and less names to trace. Once they master their name, they earn their morning journals!
For more information on our morning journals (morning work), click the image!
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I absolutely LOVE the idea of having all the kiddies write their name on a big chart 🙂 It would be great to do it each term and see the difference each time. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I love seeing their writing
Great practice for them! Did you make a page for Ms. Alexia too, to practice her capital A? 😉 LOL
I have been teaching for years but brand new to kindergarten- your blog and videos have helped so much! Thank you – it really has helped this kinder Newby ????
Do you have 14 students and 2 adults? Am I missing something here?
I have 22 students and It is just me, no assistant.
I love everything of your education style. I am adopting and adapting many things for My classroom (Spanish). I would like to know what this great notebook is called (big Pages). Thank you, keep going, we keep learning from you.
Love this idea! Where did you get the cart (with the tablet and other materials on it)?
It’s from DonorsChoose and it’s called The Royal Inspiration.