Well, it’s only 3 more sleeps until I meet my new class. I am pretty busy right now between setting up my classroom and planning for the first few weeks of school. Starting school means lots and lots of pre-writing activities. I am delighted to have a new “helper” this year 😉
Say hello to my new Prim-Ed Write-On Posters. I think that I might be in love! They are going to be a fantastic resource in the weeks to come. I just “love” that they are:
- A3 Sized- can be seen by kids when I demo. Hallelujah!!
- Can be used with whiteboard markers or traced with fingers
- Are double-sided: full colour on one side and blue and white on the other
- Cute and colourful: I ♥ the Russian Doll and the birds!
- They have all the patterns that I want to use. Yippeee!!!
I know that they are also going to be an extra special support to children who struggle with pencil skills and directionality. If you have a kid in your class with fine-motor control difficulties then these will be indispensable. I just wish that I had them last year for one of my kiddos. It would have made a huge difference. I found myself photocopying sheets to A3 and laminating them to create my own home-made version of these. They were just black and white, though, and not so appealing.
I am looking forward to clipping my Write-On posters to my mini flip chart and giving hand-on demonstrations and practice. My kids will have no problem seeing or reaching the posters.
If you are looking for whiteboard markers then these are my absolute favourites!!! They have a round tip like a marker and are nice and slim for little hands. They also rub away cleanly and easily. I have re-purchased them again for my class this year. Click here for a link.
Don’t forget to check out my post on developing a good pencil grip. Click here to visit.
Prim-Ed New Wave Pre-Writing Patterns Write-On Posters are also a fantastic resource for Oral Maths and Mental Maths! I will be pulling out my Write-On Posters for lots of maths lessons:
Using the Christmas Tree for example:
- Counting from 0-10:
How many candy canes/hearts/stars/baubles are on the Christmas tree?
- Mental Maths/Oral Maths:
If there were as many gifts as there are hearts who many gifts would be under the tree?
How many children can have a candy cane if each child can only get one?
What season would it be? How do you know?
What else can you find on the top of a Christmas tree?
Let’s graph what we have on our trees and home and see which is the most popular: star or angel
Are there more baubles or hearts on the tree?
Which bauble is the biggest?
Who can find a colour pattern on the Christmas Tree?
I think that these Prim-Ed New Wave Pre-Writing Patterns Write On Posters are going to be a great addition to my pre-writing resources. At just under 20Euro they are not a bad price at all. Check back the week after next for some photos of the posters in my classroom.
Miss Mernagh 🙂