It's so popular my students choose to do these during their free choice time! Free choice and they choose writing....it's that good!
To start, currently I have 5 options for writing - all housed on one shelf near our art center (but serves for writing station as well!)
Here is a picture of what the shelf look like.
Housed on the shelf are a container of dry erase markers and a few erasers (we share between 2 people) and some word ring cards . Get them for free by clicking the link. They have sight words that are common and lists for every season/event throughout the year!
Here are our 4 dry erase binders each with a different focus! I'll walk you through each one and then address what else you can do in writing.
Perfect for my higher kiddos that can work on some concepts that are traditionally forgotten but are definitely important for the younger elementary. This book has practice pages for name, address, phone number, date, etc.... all with examples of how to write. You write them in fun ways like tall, small, or rainbow! Here are some examples:
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Get it for free using the link above, inside are pages where we can find the letter and pages with practicing writing and finding! Another fantastic resources and very popular!
Pretty self explanatory - you can trace the letters which some of my students choose to do otherwise you can use the marker and practice writing them. Sometimes they work in pairs and one does the capital and the other does the lowercase letter. Here's a look at the inside:
4. Number Writing practice has two options. Both involve different writing options check them out below.
Number Formation 1-10 - Free
Number formation 11-20 - Free
I love how you can represent the number so many different ways for practice! Also in the binder are these sheets:
Writing the number work and writing sentences - these are at the end because it will take us a little bit to work up to this level.
5. The fifth option is to use our personal name sheets to practice our names our writing sentences, sight words, or words on the rings you saw above. I have had some students that like this option because they can do what they want and as long as they are writing it works for me!
Any other writing center ideas for Kindergarten I should know about?