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

GET SET FOR SCHOOL™ Pre-K Workshop

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

Contact Mindful Movement

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Mindful Movement

09-12-2011

Edmonton Occupational Therapist - Printing - Keyboarding - Sensory Development

Students may find receiving assistance with handwriting activities in a small group setting beneficial to building a strong foundation with the skill and be more prepared and confident when that subject is introduced in their educational setting. Meeting other individuals experiencing similar challenges may help them emotionally allowing them to be more expressive with their family about their concerns; they learn they are not alone.


09-12-2011

Handwriting Problems, Occupational Therapy Edmonton

Some handwriting programs initiate all of the lower case letters from the bottom line making it easier for students to remember where to start the handwritten letters. Some students may find handwriting easier to learn (i.e. compared to printing) and implement for written communication activities. Handwritten letters are generally more curved than printed letters and involve rotary movements of the fingers.


09-12-2011

Fine Motor Skills - Printing Worksheets - Occupational Therapy Edmonton

For others, the task of teaming their hands with their eyes (visual-motor skills) to draw letters that touch the lines, slope in the correct direction and are properly connected together seems daunting. Along with consultation with families and educational staff Pediatric Occupational Therapists visit with students to observe their printing skills to determine what areamay be affecting performance.


09-12-2011

Edmonton | K-5 Workshop | Teacher Workshop | Printing Workshop

Understand the developmental sequence involved in handwriting. Identify appropriate transition time from printing to cursive. Plan handwriting instruction using multisensory techniques. 1st & 2nd grade Printing Teacher’s Guides. At the end of the HWT K-5th workshop. Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters.