writing in a preschool class

 This January, bring a powerful tool into the center of every activity - writing! Organize a Wandering Writing Caddy children can use at any center during activity play times. Buy plastic caddies such as those typically used to carry cleaning supplies at a local discount store. Fill each caddy with the following writing supplies: 

  • Thick scented colored markers placed in a plastic cup that fits snugly in the caddy 
  • Two pairs of child safety scissors and a hole puncher placed in a plastic cup that fits snugly in the caddy
  • A stapler
  • A stack of 3 in. x 5 in. index cards  

Place the organized caddy next to a stack of paper on a shelf where the children can reach it. Encourage the children to get the caddy and bring it to an activity center when they want to make a sign, write a note, or use writing in any way during their play. Teach the children how to carefully place the caps back on the markers and to keep the writing materials organized as they work.   

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