Thanks for the great ideas! I teach PreK and I love to see my kids try to write. Most of them are doing well at writing by copying from their environment, but I very much like the idea of folding the paper for them to write like authors. I will certainly try that idea.
I would like to share this idea with you. I make "books" for my class to read by cutting up cereal boxes and binding several different brands together with yarn. We have fun discussing the pictures, and identifying the letters in the brand name (they are already familiar with the name.) They also practice writing by copying the letters and words. I do this with boxes that have writing, even those that once contained toys/materials for our centers.
Thank you for your comment and sharing your great idea! I start out my kindergarten year with environmental print. In kindergarten so much of what we work on is reading and writing. I love the idea that all kids can already read. They do not agree with you until you start showing them these environmental prints and they can read them. I create a "Hey, I Can Read That" bulletin board and encourage students to bring things in to add to it. I love your idea of the book!
Thanks a bunch!
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