As you all know the first term was dedicated to practicing numbers and even letters using crayons and using hand exercises through play to help the children get the correct pencil grip as well as getting their hand muscles strong for writing.
During this 2nd term we have started phase two that of writing the numbers in our number workbooks. We will also do this with the letters after finishing all the alphabet.
Writing number 1
We made a big do in class now that the 2nd term is in. I told the children that they grew some more and now they are going to use their magic fingers to write number 1. However there are a set of rules to be followed whilst writing.
We actually go through the rules before a writing session is happening and help and encourage the children. Please when the children happen to be writing at home do encourage the correct posture rules. If you have any queries we can discuss during parents’ day.
Other rules that the children follow are:
- Start at the dot.
- They follow the rhyme of the number.
- And write their number in the guided box as much as possible.
- It is okay to make mistakes; we can rub and keep on trying. Doing our best is important not having a perfect page.
- No scribbling on our workbooks or those of our friends.
- Be proud of our work 🙂
For all those children who at times revert to an incorrect pencil grip please just remind them the correct way of how to hold a pencil gently without a big do.
We revised the concept of number 1 by counting 1 using various objects, going through the rhyme and remembering which animal helps us remember the shape pf 1. (Please refer to the 1st blogs regarding numeracy). They then proceeded to writing number 1 in their workbooks.
As you saw from the topic work blogs as part of our numeracy lessons we also worked with patterns, a topic which we will be expanding upon in the coming weeks.