Monday, October 1, 2012

Printing Practice.....Much More Fun!!

I am back home after four relaxing days in Colorado! :)  It was a great little get away with my husband and a couple of friends!  Yeah!

So, back to the classroom on a Monday morning with 20 little ones who missed me very much.  And, it has to be done.....practice on printing the letters we know! :)  We like to make it a game sometimes.  I use a lot of Kagan Cooperative Learning in my classroom, and one of our favorite things to do is play Round Table when we practice printing.  (Minus the table because we like to sit on the floor!) :)

Put the kids in groups of 3-4.  Give each group a lined piece of paper and a pencil.  Call out a letter name and say go. Each person in the group will print the letter one time and pass the paper and pencil to the next person.  They will continue this until the timer goes off.  I usually set the timer for 2 minutes.  The group with the letter printed correctly the most times....."wins!"  (We really don't have a winner, we just celebrate everyone.)  The students are very engaged, and they really do try to print the letter perfectly because they want it to "count" towards their team score.

We play with letters and numbers!  It can get a little loud (with lots of encouraging go, go, go, go's), but when everyone is working......I can handle a little noise! :)


  1. This is an awesome idea! I often feel like I am beating my head against the wall with handwriting. Thanks for sharing! I am pinning it now. :)

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