Smartboard handwriting activities

Sunday, February 2, Organization in a Departmentalized Classroom: A Bright Idea Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Bright Ideas Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed your previous stop on our hop, learning about post it note fluency with my sweet friend, Christina of Sugar and Spice.

Smartboard handwriting activities

Did you know that our brain is actually programmed to see in borders?! The amazing Debbie Diller talks about this, too. I created these word wall header cards for these sweet teachers to use in their rooms…just click on the pic to download some for your classroomtoo! Research shows that the uniformity helps our kids to process and retain information and the solid background colors that serve as a base for your word walls cut out any additional visual distractions.

I think minimal distractions are so important for our emergent readers! Each one of my babies gets one at the beginning of the year and then they add to it as the year goes on. You can use vis a vis markers to add words as the year progresses and if the word walls are still in good condition at the end of the year you can save them and reuse them next year, too!

Just click on the pic! At the beginning of the year in Kindergarten, our babies struggle with handwriting…most of them, anyway. I gradually release control as the year …and their handwriting…progresses.

The first words that go on the word wall are our names. I usually start the year out with NO words on the wall. Then we add names after the first couple of days or so.

This is an example of what that looks like…. I keep those words on our focus wall and then transfer them to the word wall. Now that the word wall is set up, what in the world are we supposed to do with it?!

It can be challenging to figure out how to incorporate it into everyday classroom happenings and make it relevant.

smartboard handwriting activities

And the kids have SO much fun with it, too! Maybe this will be helpful for you, too! Simplify Your Teaching Join our community for tips, tricks, and resources to help you simplify your teaching!

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Seesaw is an app that allows students to add artifacts to their private, secure online journal. Using iPad technology, students scan their personalized QR code and add to their journal. While you can share student journals within your classroom environment, what makes this app so special is that parents can subscribe to their child’s journal and receive notifications when artifacts are added.

This is a simple smartboard file that contains one single page of dotted thirds lined contains two red lines at the top as well as a red margin down the left side so it is all ready for you to write on. Great for handwriting, spelling, writing or.

Use with interactive whiteboard.


Morning sign in for your students when they arrive to school or during circle/calendar time. Have each student trace or independently write . A fun way to use powerpoint is to create alphabet books on a topic. For example, if you are studying egypt you can come up with a different Egyptian word for each letter.

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