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Old 08-12-2013, 04:51 PM
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We use D'Nealian font. I have the d'nealian font on my computer and I use the "bubble line" d'nealian font with lines and use a large font size and I print their name on typing paper. I cut the stripes with each child's name typed in this font and size and using my Scotch laminator, I put a hard plastic cover over the name stripes. I cut the stripes apart, hand each child their name stripe, a black dry-erase marker and an old rag sock - - and I have them trace starting at the black dot and following the arrows for each letter of their first name. When they are done, they use the sock and erase the black marker marks and trace their name again and again - when they first come into the classroom in mornings.

And some days, I have playdough where they roll the playdough and place the playdough over the letters on the striped laminated name.

Eventually they use paper and pencil and practice writing not only their first name but last name as well.
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