Writing on Chalkboard

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Writing on Chalkboard
Language - Writing
Chalkboard 12.JPG
Level Primary
Prerequisites Sandpaper Letters
Metal Insets
Materials chalkboard
chalk
eraser

This activity the child practices writing on a chalkboard.

Presentations

Introduction

  1. Invite the child to the lesson. Name the work and show where it is on the shelf.
  2. Take the blank chalkboard, chalk, and eraser to a table.
    Chalkboard 1.JPG
  3. Hold the chalkboard still with your sub-dominant hand. Hold the chalk with a pincer grip in your dominant hand and draw straight and wavy lines.
    Chalkboard 2.JPG Chalkboard 3.JPG
  4. To erase, hold the chalkboard still with your sub-dominant hand, and hold the eraser in your dominant hand.
    Chalkboard 4.JPG
  5. Give the child a turn to do the same.

Writing letters

  1. A few days later, invite the child to another lesson with the chalkboard.
  2. Take the chalkboard, chalk, eraser, and a sandpaper letter to a table.
    Chalkboard 5.JPG
  3. Trace the sandpaper letter two or three times.
    Chalkboard 6.JPG
  4. Hold the chalkboard still with the sub-dominant hand. Write the letter on the chalk board.
    Chalkboard 7.JPG
  5. Erase the letter.
  6. Give the child a turn to do the same.

Writing between lines

  1. Take the lined chalkboard, chalk, and an eraser to a table
    Chalkboard 8.JPG
  2. Draw a zig-zag or wavy line, showing that when you get to a line, you don't go past it, but turn the other way.
    Chalkboard 9.JPG Chalkboard 10.JPG
  3. Draw lines or shapes, again showing how you stay between the lines.
    Chalkboard 11.JPG
  4. Pick letters to practice that fit between the lines (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z).
    Chalkboard 12.JPG

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • A whiteboard and dry-erase marker could also be used.
  • The teacher could write the letter in chalk, and the child could then trace over the letter with a wet paintbrush.

Material

Where to Buy

Blank
Affordable Montessori $29.00 (set of 2)
Albanesi $9.00
Alison's $24.00 (set of 2)
Alison's $34.00 (set of 2)(premium)
Bruin's $30.00 (set of 2)
Cabdev $17.00
Lord Co. $9.50 (9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $3.50 (9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $33.50 (set of 10)(9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $4.50 (12"x18")
Montessori N' Such $39.95 (set of 10)(12"x18")
Montessori Outlet $24.95 (set of 2)(30x50cm)
Montessori Services $12.95 (9"x12")
Nienhuis $40.50 (set of 2)(30x50cm)

Lined
Albanesi $18.00 (wide lines)
Albanesi $18.00 (narrow lines)
Alison's $24.00 (set of 2)
Bruin's $38.00 (set of 2)
Bruin's $38.00 (set of 2: double lined)
Lord Co. $14.00 (12"x14")
Lord Co. $15.25 (dotted lines)(12"x14")
Montessori N' Such $4.95 (9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $43.95 (set of 10)(9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $3.99 (partially lined)(9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $35.50 (set of 10: partially lined)(9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $6.25 (12"x18")
Montessori N' Such $55.50 (set of 10)(12"x18")
Montessori Services $15.95 (12"x14")
Montessori Services $16.95 (dotted lines)(12"x14")
Discount School Supply $46.52 (set of 10, with 10 erasers)

Squares
Lord Co. $12.65 (12"x12")
Montessori Services $14.95 (12"x12")

Set of 2: One with lines, one with squares
A Plus Montessori $20.98
A Plus Montessori $20.98 (double lines)
Affordable Montessori $29.00
Affordable Montessori $29.00 (double lines)
Alison's $34.00 (premium)
Alison's $34.00 (double lines)(premium)
Cabdev $23.00
Kid Advance $19.99
Kid Advance $19.99 (double lines)
Montessori Outlet $25.95 (30x50cm)
Montessori Outlet $25.95 (double lines)(30x50cm)
Nienhuis $45.50 (30x50cm)
Nienhuis $45.50 (double lines)(30x50cm)
Thinkamajigs $29.95

Set of four
Lord Co. $50.00 (1 blank, 2 lined, 1 squares)
Montessori Services $59.95 (1 blank, 2 lined, 1 squares)

Blank on one side, Lines on the other
Discount School Supply $3.99 (9"x12")
Discount School Supply $3.99 (partial lines)(9"x12")

Lines on one side, Squares on the other
E & O $20.00

Small blank
Montessori Services $8.95 (6"x8")

Chalkboard on one side, Whiteboard on the other
Alison's $5.50
Thinkamajigs $49.95

Stand for chalkboards
Affordable Montessori $49.00
Alison's $45.00
Bruin's $230.00
Cabdev $85.00
Montessori Outlet $69.95
Nienhuis $269.50
Thinkamajigs $169.95

Small Stand for chalkboards
Lord Co. $9.90 (holds 4)

Erasers
Discount School Supply $14.99 (set of 10)
Discount School Supply $8.69 (mini size)(set of 10)
Montessori N' Such $2.75 (3.5")
Montessori N' Such $5.50 (2")
Nienhuis $3.75

White Chalk
Discount School Supply $0.90 (12 pieces)
Discount School Supply $5.25 (100 pieces)

Colored Chalk
Discount School Supply $0.95 (12 pieces)
Discount School Supply $5.65 (100 pieces)

Whiteboard
Jump Start $5.95
Montessori N' Such $5.99 (partially lined)(9"x12")
Montessori N' Such $52.50 (set of 10: partially lined)(9"x12")