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Name Recognition & Writing

Name writing and recognition is something we work on a lot. As not all of the children are developmentally ready to actually write their names in my class, we do all sorts of activities to help them recognise what their names and the letters ‘look’ like.

There are lots of ideas online for ways to work on name recognition, and I thought I’d gather together some of the ways we’ve done it over the years …

The children find their name and place it in the ‘here’ basket when they arrive.

We’ve also had a ‘question of the day’ as a way of self-registering – a question with a yes/no answer is displayed and they put their name in either the yes or no pot. This is a great way to introduce the idea of ‘voting’ too…

… in sand / salt / glitter / rice / shaving foam / on a drawing app etc. It is easier to control the tip of a finger than a pencil, so this is a great confidence-builder for practising the formation of letters…

Name Recognition & Writing

I think the stamps were from Cosy or TTS a few years ago, although I’m not sure if they still do them…

Matching the letters – great for fine motor skills too!

These beads have capital letters on, so there was an extra dimension to this …

As well as the usual pencils / crayons / felt tips / paint / chalk etc, it is also lovely to have a go at writing the name with water. Chalkboards are perfect for this…

We’ve enjoyed using the book ‘Chrysanthemum’ when talking about how many letters we have in our names. I don’t even know if this book is still in print as I bought it when I first started teaching, but it’s great for talking about names …

Name Recognition & Writing

We started back to school last week and the children begin this week, so you might not hear from me for a couple of weeks while we start to settle them in. Wish me luck – September is both challenging & tiring!

Don’t forget that you can also find me on , , & .

Would love you to come & say hello! ????

Aison on 03/09/2016 at 12:46 pm

What a lot of fantastic ideas! I will definitely use some of those when we start next week. Thank you

Name Recognition & Writing

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 1:03 pm

Susie Addison on 03/09/2016 at 6:34 pm

Wonderful as always…an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and all the best for the start of term ????

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 6:45 pm

Ah, thank you Susie! You too, if you’re back to work ????

Name Recognition & Writing

Sarah on 03/09/2016 at 9:32 pm

I always love looking at your creative ideas Rachel and shall be incorporating them into my practice at the start of term.

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 9:48 pm

You are very welcome, Sarah! Hope the start of term goes well ????

Sharon on 03/09/2016 at 10:52 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

Thank you Rachel for another set of fabulous ideas. I wish you luck with your newbies as I hope for a great start myself. ☺️

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 4:20 am

Thanks Sharon. Lots of luck to you too! ????

Maureen on 04/09/2016 at 7:02 pm

What age groups are you working with?

Name Recognition & Writing

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 7:05 pm

3 and 4 year olds. I’ve taught up to 7 year olds, but 3 & 4s are what I’m best at ????

Belinda Henderson on 05/09/2016 at 2:48 am

These are great ideas that I can’t wait to try. Where did you find your loose parts?

Rachel on 05/09/2016 at 5:12 am

Name Recognition & Writing

Thanks Belinda! My resources come from a variety of places – school catalogues, house shops like Dunelm, eBay, charity shops, car boot sales, pound shops etc

Kelly on 05/09/2016 at 5:14 pm

Could you kindly explain how you implement the various name building stations? Do you model how the materials can be used to build names first, or simply leave out the materials at a centre as a provocation?

You have so many different ways to build names here. How often do you switch up the different materials?

I understand there’s no “right way” to do this, but am just seeking your expertise ????

Name Recognition & Writing

Rachel on 06/09/2016 at 4:23 am

These invitations are things that have been done over the years I’ve been teaching, certainly not all one one year. I just wanted to share some of the ways we’ve worked on name recognition & writing. Some will have been out for a week, some longer.

Some may have been set up for an individual or specific children, who’ve been invited to work with an adult & some have been set out for all children to have a go, if they wish.

All will have been introduced by an adult, to explain how to ‘do’ the activity.

I’m always inspired by your creativity, Rachel. Thank you for sharing. I implemented the Self-Regulation idea today with my Kindies on the first day of school, but I wrote the children’s names on wood cookies instead. Can’t wait to incorporate some of the other ideas as well.

Name Recognition & Writing

Rachel on 07/09/2016 at 4:10 am

YOUSRA on 07/12/2016 at 6:43 pm

JE VOUS REMERCIE POUR VOS OEUVRES.J’AI DEUX ENFANTS ATTEIND DE L AUTISME ET DSPRAXIQUE ET TOUS VOUS ATELIERS M AIDE BEAUCOUP.THANK YOU RACHEL

Rachel on 07/12/2016 at 6:53 pm

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Name writing and recognition is something we work on a lot. As not all of the children are developmentally ready to actually write their names in my class, we do all sorts of activities to help them recognise what their names and the letters ‘look’ like.

There are lots of ideas online for ways to work on name recognition, and I thought I’d gather together some of the ways we’ve done it over the years …

Name Recognition & Writing

The children find their name and place it in the ‘here’ basket when they arrive.

We’ve also had a ‘question of the day’ as a way of self-registering – a question with a yes/no answer is displayed and they put their name in either the yes or no pot. This is a great way to introduce the idea of ‘voting’ too…

… in sand / salt / glitter / rice / shaving foam / on a drawing app etc. It is easier to control the tip of a finger than a pencil, so this is a great confidence-builder for practising the formation of letters…

I think the stamps were from Cosy or TTS a few years ago, although I’m not sure if they still do them…

Matching the letters – great for fine motor skills too!

Name Recognition & Writing

These beads have capital letters on, so there was an extra dimension to this …

As well as the usual pencils / crayons / felt tips / paint / chalk etc, it is also lovely to have a go at writing the name with water. Chalkboards are perfect for this…

We’ve enjoyed using the book ‘Chrysanthemum’ when talking about how many letters we have in our names. I don’t even know if this book is still in print as I bought it when I first started teaching, but it’s great for talking about names …

We started back to school last week and the children begin this week, so you might not hear from me for a couple of weeks while we start to settle them in. Wish me luck – September is both challenging & tiring!

Don’t forget that you can also find me on , , & .

Name Recognition & Writing

Would love you to come & say hello! ????

Aison on 03/09/2016 at 12:46 pm

What a lot of fantastic ideas! I will definitely use some of those when we start next week. Thank you

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 1:03 pm

Susie Addison on 03/09/2016 at 6:34 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

Wonderful as always…an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and all the best for the start of term ????

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 6:45 pm

Ah, thank you Susie! You too, if you’re back to work ????

Sarah on 03/09/2016 at 9:32 pm

I always love looking at your creative ideas Rachel and shall be incorporating them into my practice at the start of term.

Name Recognition & Writing

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 9:48 pm

You are very welcome, Sarah! Hope the start of term goes well ????

Sharon on 03/09/2016 at 10:52 pm

Thank you Rachel for another set of fabulous ideas. I wish you luck with your newbies as I hope for a great start myself. ☺️

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 4:20 am

Name Recognition & Writing

Thanks Sharon. Lots of luck to you too! ????

Maureen on 04/09/2016 at 7:02 pm

What age groups are you working with?

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 7:05 pm

3 and 4 year olds. I’ve taught up to 7 year olds, but 3 & 4s are what I’m best at ????

Name Recognition & Writing

Belinda Henderson on 05/09/2016 at 2:48 am

These are great ideas that I can’t wait to try. Where did you find your loose parts?

Rachel on 05/09/2016 at 5:12 am

Thanks Belinda! My resources come from a variety of places – school catalogues, house shops like Dunelm, eBay, charity shops, car boot sales, pound shops etc

Kelly on 05/09/2016 at 5:14 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

Could you kindly explain how you implement the various name building stations? Do you model how the materials can be used to build names first, or simply leave out the materials at a centre as a provocation?

You have so many different ways to build names here. How often do you switch up the different materials?

I understand there’s no “right way” to do this, but am just seeking your expertise ????

Rachel on 06/09/2016 at 4:23 am

These invitations are things that have been done over the years I’ve been teaching, certainly not all one one year. I just wanted to share some of the ways we’ve worked on name recognition & writing. Some will have been out for a week, some longer.

Name Recognition & Writing

Some may have been set up for an individual or specific children, who’ve been invited to work with an adult & some have been set out for all children to have a go, if they wish.

All will have been introduced by an adult, to explain how to ‘do’ the activity.

I’m always inspired by your creativity, Rachel. Thank you for sharing. I implemented the Self-Regulation idea today with my Kindies on the first day of school, but I wrote the children’s names on wood cookies instead. Can’t wait to incorporate some of the other ideas as well.

Rachel on 07/09/2016 at 4:10 am

YOUSRA on 07/12/2016 at 6:43 pm

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JE VOUS REMERCIE POUR VOS OEUVRES.J’AI DEUX ENFANTS ATTEIND DE L AUTISME ET DSPRAXIQUE ET TOUS VOUS ATELIERS M AIDE BEAUCOUP.THANK YOU RACHEL

Rachel on 07/12/2016 at 6:53 pm

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Name Recognition & Writing

Name writing and recognition is something we work on a lot. As not all of the children are developmentally ready to actually write their names in my class, we do all sorts of activities to help them recognise what their names and the letters ‘look’ like.

There are lots of ideas online for ways to work on name recognition, and I thought I’d gather together some of the ways we’ve done it over the years …

The children find their name and place it in the ‘here’ basket when they arrive.

We’ve also had a ‘question of the day’ as a way of self-registering – a question with a yes/no answer is displayed and they put their name in either the yes or no pot. This is a great way to introduce the idea of ‘voting’ too…

Name Recognition & Writing

… in sand / salt / glitter / rice / shaving foam / on a drawing app etc. It is easier to control the tip of a finger than a pencil, so this is a great confidence-builder for practising the formation of letters…

I think the stamps were from Cosy or TTS a few years ago, although I’m not sure if they still do them…

Matching the letters – great for fine motor skills too!

These beads have capital letters on, so there was an extra dimension to this …

As well as the usual pencils / crayons / felt tips / paint / chalk etc, it is also lovely to have a go at writing the name with water. Chalkboards are perfect for this…

Name Recognition & Writing

We’ve enjoyed using the book ‘Chrysanthemum’ when talking about how many letters we have in our names. I don’t even know if this book is still in print as I bought it when I first started teaching, but it’s great for talking about names …

We started back to school last week and the children begin this week, so you might not hear from me for a couple of weeks while we start to settle them in. Wish me luck – September is both challenging & tiring!

Don’t forget that you can also find me on , , & .

Would love you to come & say hello! ????

Aison on 03/09/2016 at 12:46 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

What a lot of fantastic ideas! I will definitely use some of those when we start next week. Thank you

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 1:03 pm

Susie Addison on 03/09/2016 at 6:34 pm

Wonderful as always…an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and all the best for the start of term ????

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 6:45 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

Ah, thank you Susie! You too, if you’re back to work ????

Sarah on 03/09/2016 at 9:32 pm

I always love looking at your creative ideas Rachel and shall be incorporating them into my practice at the start of term.

Rachel on 03/09/2016 at 9:48 pm

You are very welcome, Sarah! Hope the start of term goes well ????

Name Recognition & Writing

Sharon on 03/09/2016 at 10:52 pm

Thank you Rachel for another set of fabulous ideas. I wish you luck with your newbies as I hope for a great start myself. ☺️

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 4:20 am

Thanks Sharon. Lots of luck to you too! ????

Maureen on 04/09/2016 at 7:02 pm

Name Recognition & Writing

What age groups are you working with?

Rachel on 04/09/2016 at 7:05 pm

3 and 4 year olds. I’ve taught up to 7 year olds, but 3 & 4s are what I’m best at ????

Belinda Henderson on 05/09/2016 at 2:48 am

These are great ideas that I can’t wait to try. Where did you find your loose parts?

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