Writing on Chalkboard

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Writing on Chalkboard
Language - Writing
Chalkboard 12.JPG
LevelPrimary
PrerequisitesSandpaper Letters
Metal Insets
Materialschalkboard
chalk
eraser

In 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

Prices and links checked: 07 October 2020
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Blank
Store Price
Albanesi
set of 2
$44.00
Alison's
set of 2
$24.00
Alison's
set of 2, premium
$32.30
Bruins
set of 2
$34.00
Kid Advance
set of 2
$22.99
Lord Co.
9"x12"
$8.25
Montessori Outlet
set of 2, 30x50cm
$26.95
Montessori Services
9"x12"
$9.95
Nienhuis
set of 2, 30x50cm
$42.60
Lined
Store Price
Alison's
set of 2
$24.00
Montessori N' Such
set of 10: partially lined, 9"x12"
$42.50
Lines on one side, Squares on the other
Store Price
Albanesi $46.00
Bruins
set of 2
$42.00
Bruins
set of 2: double lined
$42.00
E & O $11.70
Kid Advance
set of 2
$22.99
Kid Advance
set of 2: double lined
$22.99
Montessori Outlet
30x50cm
$27.95
Montessori Outlet
double lines, 30x50cm
$27.95
Nienhuis
30x50cm
$32.50
Nienhuis
double lines, 30x50cm
$32.50
Thinkamajigs $27.95
Set of 2: One with lines, one with squares
Store Price
Affordable Montessori $29.00
Affordable Montessori
double lines
$29.00
Alison's
premium
$32.30
Alison's
double lines, premium
$32.30
Set of four
Store Price
Lord Co.
1 blank, 2 lined, 1 squares, with stand
$29.50
Montessori Services
1 blank, 2 lined, 1 squares
$45.00
Blank on one side, Lines on the other
Store Price
Discount School Supply
9x12"
$5.57
Discount School Supply
partial lines, 9x12"
$7.47
Chalkboard on one side, Whiteboard on the other
Store Price
Alison's $9.97
Stand for chalkboards
Store Price
Alison's $50.00
Bruins $240.00
Montessori Outlet $89.95
Nienhuis $271.50
Erasers
Store Price
Discount School Supply
set of 10
$15.00
Discount School Supply
mini size, set of 10
$12.28
Kid Advance $2.99
Montessori N' Such
2", set of 6
$6.50
Montessori Services
mini
$3.00
Nienhuis $3.75
Discount School Supply
set of 10
$15.00
Discount School Supply
mini sizeset of 10
$12.28
White Chalk
Store Price
Discount School Supply
100 pieces
$6.95
Colored Chalk
Store Price
Discount School Supply
100 pieces
$7.41
Whiteboard
Store Price
Discount School Supply $23.60

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