Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide 5th ed
1 year ago
Category Description for Get Set for School (Handwriting Without Tears Pre-K)
Starting with the premise that preschoolers learn through movement and participation, this teacher guide walks you through tailored instruction and hands-on activities to get your kiddos ready for kindergarten. The focus is on 3 core learning areas: readiness & writing, language & literacy, and numbers & math, so you have 3 teacher guides altogether. If you are completely new to teaching this age group, the teacher guides are chock full of great information explaining why these methods are effective with early learners. The lessons are very clearly explained and easy to look at. You have an objective in plain language, activities, a check for understanding, materials to get ready and vocabulary words. I liked how there are also tips for working with ELL students and a more to learn extension idea for every lesson.
I Know My Numbers is a set of 10 small horizontal booklets (14pp ea), each centered on a number 1-10 that a student methodically works through as they practice writing and understanding these numbers. They are full of charming black and white illustrations and clear instruction. Little Chalk Bits is a good sized box (about 6.5x4x2) full of 1 pieces of thin (1cm) white chalk. This will go a long way! Little Sponge Cubes is a set of 100 (50 yellow/50 blue) small cubes (1cm) of kitchen sponge. Just right for tiny fingers to erase with! ~ Sara
Category Secondary Description
The Get Set for School program is the high quality program you would expect from Handwriting Without Tears. This program was designed specifically for the preschool years, and uses the fun methods you would expect for that age. This program employs a unique, multisensory approach which prepares children to write. Children will play, build, sing, color and learn while developing important skills. The Sing Along CD provides a collection of songs that can be used to help teach letters, numbers, counting and other skills. The Stamp and See Screen works in the same way as a Magna-Doodle. It is a 4"x 6" magnetic screen that allows children to stamp capital letters with the four wooden magnetic stamps (big line, little line, big curve, and little curve). It also includes a writing tool that can be used to write directly on the screen. A slide eraser makes it easy to use the screen over and over again. The Roll-A-Dough Letters set provides for a more hands-on approach in familiarizing children to letters and numbers. The set includes a 4"x 6" tray, laminated number and letter cards, and twelve ounces of dough so that children can "build" their own letters and numbers. The number and letters cards are also available as a separate item for those of you who may not need the extra components in the set or for those who may be working with multiple children.
Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher's Guide is now expanded with more information and instruction. The "Getting Started" section includes information about the preschool children, how they learn, and their learning environment. A complete explanation is given on how to use the Capital Letter Wood Pieces and Slate Chalkboard, as well as the manipulatives previously mentioned. Additional games and activities are also found in the front section of the guide. There is so much more information included in the Teacher's Guide that I can't list it all. Lessons are easy to use and there is a suggested schedule found in the back of the book.
The My First School Book workbook now has more pages. Crayon skills are developed while using special pages for scribbling and coloring. Strokes are practiced on "Mat Man" before ever making a letter. Capital letters and numbers are then practiced using a crayon. There are also extra activity pages which check readiness skills. This is a wonderful introduction to the world of handwriting for the preschool child.
Customer Reviews5.0 / 5.02 ReviewsI have to say that I had this book for over a year before I really opened it and used it as it was meant to be used When I first got it I didn't realize that there was a weekly lesson plan in the back and so I felt really turned off by the whole thing Well now my 4 year old (not the child I had originally got it for) has been using it for 7 weeks and WE love it! I wish I would have been more careful to have noticed its value earlier I love that there are specific activities songs and drills for every day I also love how there are many manipulatives (the wooden pieces the CD's the books etc) are incorporated in this curriculum My 4 year old asks me EVERYDAY - weekends too if we can do school because she gets to sing dance write and do! As far as prep time there is not a whole lot required I do like to look at it ahead of time and make sure there isn't something in the day's plan that I don't have And that almost NEVER happens It is funny because my older kids will often join in when it is time to sing and sometimes my older daughter (age 11) helps the 4 year old when I am busy with the middle two HWT has fun songs that all my kids love and this guide incorporates so many of those I cannot believe how much her crayon grip and writing has improved in just the past month and the best thing is she feels and looks comfortable writing Yeah!!October 16, 2013Handwriting without tearsThis is a great book and very helpful with small children. Being a teacher, I love to find new ways of doing things! Glad I picked this one up!June 17, 2016Purchased
1 year ago
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Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 4 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreIt's another wonderful resource to help my preschoolers learn and have fun doing it!Kathy K on May 17, 2016
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