My students are 4 and 5-year-old students who are excited about learning! They attend a public PK-5 elementary school in a high poverty area. Many of my students come from families that lack resources in the area of reading and fine motor skills. Most students in our school have limited experience and knowledge in the area of reading and fine motor skill development. My PreK students enjoy writing, especially their name and their friends' names. All students, especially my PreK students, do best with hands-on learning materials.
I am requesting these fine motor games and literacy materials to help prepare my students for kindergarten. Many of my students come to class with limited fine motor skills that are needed to write letters, especially their name. By using the magic writing practice boards, students will have the opportunity to write words in a way that it is fun and, most importantly, developmentally appropriate. The gumball grabber will allow the students to strengthen their small muscles which help prepare them to write letters. The alphabet picture magnets will help the students to begin to recognize letters and sounds and will help make the connection when they are writing the letters. The materials that I am requesting will be used in our literacy learning stations. The students will be able to use the materials in a small group setting with teacher guidance.
By providing the students access and experience with writing in a fun way, they will be able to strengthen their fine motor skills and letter knowledge which will provide them the foundation to get ready to write!
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