1-2-3 Come Make A Keepsake With Me
Since "being able to recognize your name" and "write your name" were report card standards for my Y5's, I designed all sorts of repetitive activities that made that fun.
The parents of my students particularly enjoyed their child's keepsake name booklet, where they wrote their name each month. To help strengthen their finger muscles and dexterity, I included a themed coloring page for great fine motor skill practice.
The booklet is an easy and fun way to assess your students' abilities. Just an FYI, remind students when you pass out their booklets, that they are to only color ONE page. The 1st time I used the booklet, I had little ones coloring whatever they wanted, or whipping through the entire book, which defeats the purpose of showing improvement.
Make a sample and post it on your white board, to show them what page they should be doing. So that absent children are not missing a page, make sure to pull their booklets so they can catch up when they return.
For easy printing, run off and cut the booklet in half for a "just the right size" small booklet.
Click on the link to view/download the Keepsake Name Coloring Booklet.
If you don't want to fuss with coloring, or you want to do an additional monthly activity, I also designed 2 pages where students simply write their name.
Use these as an easy assessment tool, to see at a glance who has passed this standard. You'll also be able to see wonderful improvement, which is a nice thing to show parents at conferences.
Click on the link to view/download the Monthly Keepsake Name Assessments.
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