I’m excited to share one of big successes of the first week of school (besides surviving it). I started using this adapted morning journal page with one my guys and it went SO WELL! I was beyond impressed with him and can’t wait to show his parents.
Here is some background: this child has some emerging writing skills. He struggled last year being independent while writing because he would perseverate over certain letters and trace them a million times or erase a letter until there was a hole in the paper. He has gotten a ton better and can now write his name independently and can copy other words mostly. I wanted to figure out a way from him to practice writing and copying words in a functional way that could become meaningful. I love doing morning journal pages with my other kids to work on calendar, weather, etc. So I made this very simple page for him:
and then I laminated one to be the master. Each day I write in all the info and post it and he copies it. I’m hoping to fade this out throughout the year. In the journal section, I tape a picture of simple shapes in different colors that he needs to copy.
Check out my video tutorial for this resource: