Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Way for Students to Recognize and Spell Their Name

Hello teacher pals!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far! Today is hump day, so it's downhill from here! Today, I want to blog about a way for students to practice recognizing and spelling their name, especially if they have fine motor challenges. I have a student that really struggles with handwriting. She is also still working on learning all of her letters and sounds. I would really like for her to be able to recognize her name and hopefully form the letters in her name. Obviously, writing her name is a great way to practice! I still wanted something that she could work on that had her focus on spelling her name without worrying about forming the letters. Pictures are below to show what we are going to try.

I cut a sentence strip and laminated it. Then, I wrote the name on a colored sentence strip with a pencil. I traced over the pencil writing with a marker. I cut those out and laminated them. Last, I stuck the rough side of the Velcro to the sentence strip and the soft side of the Velcro to the letters. She likes hands-on things, so hopefully this will help! In what ways do you help your students learn to recognize and spell their name? 

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