Monday, March 14, 2011

Creating with Arrows

I wanted to continue working with arrows, I came up with a last minute idea on Sunday night to make arrows, to represent the lines in most of our alphabet. Reflecting back I do wish I would have made some that represented the curves a little better, but we did fine with what we had. I just used cardstock to make these.

100_4497 I set up Selena’s dry erase tablet of letters and numbers, so that she could see them clearly.

100_4505 We then went to work to construct our alphabet out of our arrows. Selena concentrated very hard, and while it took me a bit to get her to think of which direction she wanted the arrows to point in to form her letters, she finally began to figure this out.


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Selena really enjoyed this activity, but I do believe before we do it again I will make some additional arrows especially for the letters such as U, upper case D, and maybe even some to help represent some numbers.

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  1. Oh, how clever! I am going to use this with my boys. Thanks!

  2. I agree with Phillis, this is very clever! Maybe just the addition of a big curve will do the trick. I like the arrow idea since it gives them a visual of which direction their pencil should be going (downward).

  3. Very good idea! Thanks for working the bugs out for the rest of us!

  4. That is a cool activity. It's like the build a letter pieces, but it has the advantage of also showing where to write.

  5. This is a great idea because it also shows the writing direction. I love the expression on Selena's face when she is concentrating.