More Letters and Handwriting Practice
December 16, 2020 | Sossi Essajanian
This week the children continued exploring how letters are formed.
They used Letter Cards and wooden lines and curves to Build Capital Letters.
Later the children played Wet, Dry, Try, using their fine motor skills to write letters, following the sequence of steps to form each capital.
Letter Building helps children understand which lines and curves are used to form each letter correctly. This activity also gives children an opportunity to practice sequencing and recognizing capital letters.
Little curve, turn, little curve.
Wet, Dry, Try
In this activity, children wet the letter, go over it to dry the letter, then try it with chalk.
Teacher, Sky Class
Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.
Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.
Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!
In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.