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A trick to teach kids how to hold their pencil the correct way. Who knew?

Works For Me: Teaching a Child To Hold a Pencil

I cannot take an ounce of credit for today's little tip--my son's preschool teacher taught it to me years ago. It's such a good one, I couldn't keep it to myself. You probably know how hard it can be to communicate to a child exactly how a pencil should sit...

Teaching how to hold pencil: cut two holes in an old sock for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. Genius!!

Ellie Grip (Left)

The Ellie Grip is a 'sock' for the hand to maintain correct pencil grip. The Ellie Grip has two holes for the index finger and thumb. The other fingers remain in the sock. The Ellie grip comes in red for the right hand and blue for the left hand. #329

Strategies for Improving Handwriting - Make Take & Teach

There is so much you can learn about a student’s phonics skills just from looking at writing samples. One of the big “ah-ha” moments from my Phonics First training (Orton-Gillingham based program) was when the trainer said that a student has not fully mastered a phonics rule until you see him/her use it in writing. […]

Sensory gel writing. Fill a snap-lock bag with a bit of hair gel and some food coloring and mix together. Such a fun way to get your kiddos to write!

Preschool Letter G - In My World

We are back from our very long break! Let’s just say one of us (not me) was very keen to get back into it and kept nagging to do school work! And so, we started out Preschool Letter of the Week G with a beginning sounds basket. Filip took out the items one by one …

How to teach correct pencil grip - with the fun alligator trick! | Sight and Sound Reading

Teach a child how to hold a pencil| The Alligator Trick

How to teach correct pencil grip - with the fun alligator trick! | Sight and Sound Reading

Your little learners can easily work alphabet formation and path of motion lessons with these handwriting units. Kindergarten students will LOVE how fun and fast they are!

Handwriting instruction that is fun! No kidding!

Kindergarten handwriting instruction is still an important part of your literacy lessons. This post will show you how to easily work alphabet formation and path of motion lessons into your daily schedule... and it is fun!

How to help your child learn to hold a pencil correctly - great trick!

Teach a child how to hold a pencil| The Alligator Trick

Learn how to teach a child to hold a pencil correctly: With an easy, fun Alligator Trick.

stages of pencil grasp

Handwriting

Handwriting by Nicole Grant from Gateway Therapies With the increased use of electronic communication devices by children from a very young age, there are less

Interesting way to group writing letters

Discoveries of a Teacher

My Hooding Ceremony Yesterday I made my way across the stage at LU to receive my diploma for my Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Learners. YAY! :) I've been teaching ELLs on a waiver this school year, and it has been wonderful. I'm so glad to be finished with weekends in class and writing my Action Research paper. Wooh! I really feel like a master, too. I made a 96 on the paper and a 4.0 overall GPA! Booyah!!

the ultimate tip to teaching correct pencil grasp.

Works For Me: Teaching a Child To Hold a Pencil

I cannot take an ounce of credit for today's little tip--my son's preschool teacher taught it to me years ago. It's such a good one, I couldn't keep it to myself. You probably know how hard it can be to communicate to a child exactly how a pencil should sit...

Great strategy for teaching students to space between words. Shared by MakeTakeTeach.com

Teaching Students to Space Between Words - Make Take & Teach

One of the great benefits of my job is that I have the privilege of working with many skilled professionals from various disciplines. We have a dynamite staff of Occupational Therapists who are never short of ideas and suggestions. I recently had a discussion with one of our OTs, Lyzz, regarding letter reversals and handwriting […]

How to hold your pencil

Write - Draw Your World

Write and learn! Tips for parents and teachers teaching children fundamental writing and handwriting skills. Instructions on holding the pencil in the tripod grasp to help children improve their writing skills, especially handwriting. Video, writing and handwriting instruction and tips. From the authors of Draw Write Now, Books 1-8.