PRE-K WORKSHOP | Mindful Movement Inc Edmonton AB

By: Mindful Movement  09-12-2011
Keywords: Motor Skills, Wood Pieces

PRE-K WORKSHOP | Mindful Movement Inc Edmonton AB

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of the HWT Pre-K Workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Plan new activities to teach body awareness and other school readiness skills
  • Use music to prepare children for school
  • Identify developmental stages in writing readiness
  • Use multisensory, hands-on manipulatives to prepare children for handwriting
  • Teach a correct and effective grip and other fine motor skills
  • Teach counting, drawing, shape recognition and letter/number formation to children at the Pre-K level
  • Get Set for School Pre-K workbook
  • Pre-K Teacher’s Guide
  • Get Set for School Sing Along CD™
  • Roll-a Dough Letters™
  • Stamp and See Screen™
  • Mat for Wood Pieces
  • Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
  • Slate Chalkboard
  • Canvas HWT Logo Bag


Monday, April 11, 2011

1:00 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. Readiness in Preschools: Understanding the HWT Music Component for Readiness and Socialization/Organization Activities

2:00 p.m. Body Awareness: Song to Teach Body Parts

2:15 p.m. Introducing HWT Wood Pieces in Preschool: Size, Shape and Position Concepts, Wood Piece Activities for an Entire Class, Movement and Imitation with Big Lines, Using Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces

2:45 p.m. Body Awareness Continued: More songs to teach Body Parts, Mat Man™ Activity, Beginning Drawing Skills

3:00 p.m. Break: Snack and beverage served.

3:15 p.m. Letter Play and Crayon/Pencil Skills: Fine Motor Play using Multisensory Activities (Roll-A-Dough Letters™, Stamp and See Screen™), Developmental Stages in Handwriting Readiness, Educating Others, Handedness, Tool Use in Preschool, When and How to Teach Grip, Coloring Skills

3:45 p.m. Tracing Strokes, Shapes, Letters, and Numbers: Developmental Teaching Method and Sequence, Using More Multisensory activities, Strategies for Language Development, Lowercase Letter Recognition Using a Unique Crayon Stroke, Numbers: Singing and Counting

4:15 p.m. Check Readiness

5:00 p.m. Certificate of Attendance for 3.25 Contact Hours. Adjourn.

Kindergarten-5th Grade Workshop

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

8:00 a.m. Registration: Continental Breakfast.

8:30 a.m. The Handwriting Process: 8 Key Skills, Integration with Language Arts, Scope and Sequence of Printing, Stages of Learning, Instructional Approach

9:00 a.m. Readiness: Size, Shape and Position Concepts, Directionality, Building Capital Letters, Language for Letters, Forming Good Habits

10:00 a.m. Getting Started: Posture, Paper & Pencil Skills, Grasping Grip, Looking out for Lefties, Unique Workbook Features

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Multisensory Activities: Music and Movement, Wet-Dry-Try, Door Tracing, Imaginary Writing, Letter Sizes and Places, Mystery Letters

11:15 a.m. Printing Capitals and Numbers: Teaching Strategies, Learn and Check, Preventing or Correcting Reversals, Looking out for Lefties, Grasping Grip

12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m. Printing Lowercase Letters: Teaching Method and Sequence, Promoting Neatness, Size Considerations, Word and Sentence Skills, Line Generalization, Teaching Guidelines

2:30 p.m. Break: Snack and beverage

2:45 p.m. Cursive Writing: Cursive Style, Scope and Sequence, Workbook Designs, Understanding Connections, Multisensory lessons, Building Fluency with Review and Mastery, Intervention Strategies

4:45 p.m. Remediation Strategies, Teaching Guidelines, Q&A

5:00 p.m. Certificates of Attendance for 7 Contact Hours. Adjourn.

Keywords: Motor Skills, Wood Pieces

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