Friday, February 3, 2012

B-R-O-D-Y

During Jillian’s morning naps, Brody and I usually read books, play with his toys, color pictures, or anything else he wants to do. This morning while Jillian napped, we practiced writing his name. Brody has known how to spell his name for quite a while, but we haven’t  practiced writing his name very often. I took some pictures of his writing. I think it will be fun to compare it to his writing in a few months when it has {hopefully} improved.

First, we practiced writing each letter individually. I wrote the letter twice and then he would practice writing it on the other side. We would erase and practice again and again.

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After we worked on each letter individually, we worked on writing his name. I thought he did pretty well!

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He was so proud of himself each time he would write a letter! I was so proud of him, too! I can’t believe how fast our little boy is growing!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

13 comments:

Courtney said...

He is doing really well. You might try letting him practice his letters in sand or sugar. Also write his name in highlighter and then have him go over it with a crayon or pencil. These are some of the things I did when I taught preschool.

Linds said...

that's awesome! I try these things with Brayden but he just doesn't get it.

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

That is great! it is so fun to see how much they can do.There are so many things you can do to practice with their names. Have a great weekend!

Jen S. said...

Awww....that is so darn cute! What a fun thing to do together. I always loved teaching my daughter her letters and #'s and things like that. It's so much fun! She's 13 now and her penmanship is amazing! Brody's little letters and writing is so cute!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

I am very impressed with Brody! Way to go! He is such a big boy now. Try writing his name with only a capital B - it's easier to learn it correctly the first time.

kris said...

Just one suggestion from a teacher...practice writing B upper case and all the other letters lower case? It is so hard to break the habit when they get to Kindergarten! :)

Melissa said...

That's a great activity for beginning literacy! We did all kinds of things like that and I also made up a song for each of my boys to help them with spelling their name. Brody's song is more of a cheer-
"B-R-O-D-Y, Brody-Bro we love our guy. Hey Brody, hey, hey, hey Brody." ; )

APPLEton of your eye! said...

Awesome job!!! He does better than some of my students. Some advice from a Pre-K teacher--have him write his name Brody (using the lower case letters, too). It is so much easier for them to transition. Of course, it's important for him to know both! Although most students pick up capital letters first, we now say there are 52 letters of the alphabet (capital and lower case). I love seeing parents doing their job--being their babies' first teachers. Sadly, some of my students enter my classroom knowing nothing about their name =(

Lisa said...

hey Jennifer!
Awwwh Brody did a GREAT job!

Christa said...

WOW! He did a great job!

Tracy said...

Just a word of advice. I taught my first daughter (I have 5!) to write her name in all capital letters. Her kindergarten teacher didn't like it! They teach them to only capitalize the first letter so basically she had to learn all over again. Just FYI :)

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Sarah said...

Jennifer - it is wonderful that you are finding fun ways for Brody to practice his name. I hope you won't mind, but as a former first grade teacher I wanted to suggest you teach him to write his name as a capital B and lower case r o d y. It will be so much easier for him once he starts kindergarten. We want the children to capitalize only the first letter of their names. He will have a great head start on some others who will have to relearn to write their names. I also have taught learning letters by writing in whipped cream, shaving cream, pudding and sand. There are lots of fun, tactile ways for the children to learn to form their letters. Keep up the great work!