Life Skills

Handwriting With Movement (FLEX Schedule): Capital Letter Formation and Fun

In this 4-week FLEX Schedule course, led by an occupational therapist, students will learn how to form uppercase letters while also participating in movement and multi-sensory activities to promote regulation and success during writing.
Kaylie Stearns
75 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
Class

No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

3-7

year olds

1-10

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jul 4 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Jun 27

Jun 27 - Jul 25 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Jul 18

Jul 18 - Aug 15 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Sep 5 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn how to form each capital letter accurately by demonstrating proper starting points, efficient stroke formation, consistent sizing, and writing line use. In addition, students will learn exercises and strategies to promote regulation, attention, and success during writing, as well as fine motor strength for writing endurance and mature handwriting grasp.
I am a registered and licensed pediatric occupational therapist and handwriting specialist.
Prior to the start of the class, parents will receive a larger PDF file to print. These documents will serve as the learners' paper and students will work through these pages during our outschool class recorded lesson. Learners will be asked to submit a photo of their finished work (a letter they feel particularly proud of and 1-2 letters that they found to be challenging), as well as of their favorite movement activity from the lesson. In addition, a weekly homework assignment will be posted within the Outschool classroom (learners will be provided with two options). These assignments will be fun, multi-sensory activities or games to promote increased practice and comprehension of skills. Printing may be required depending on your preferred assignment selection. Learners will submit their work by the end of each week for peer and teacher feedback.
I will provide worksheets prior to the start of our class. These worksheets should be printed. Our recorded lessons will walk through and work on these worksheets together. Learners will also require a highlighter (or yellow marker), a pencil, a few pieces of plain paper, and play-doh or putty. If you have a small chalk board or dry erase board, these may be useful as well (please do not go out and buy these items). If you are not printing each letter from the initial PDF document, please have lined Preschool or Kindergarten aged paper available for your child to use throughout the course.

Your child will require a table/desk and chair in order to complete their writing. Having a flexible webcam that is able to document your child's work is a bonus, but not required. This class does incorporate some movement and exercise, so your child will require a safe place to move around. They may prefer to have a water bottle, but they will not require any special clothing/footwear. This will be a relaxed and fun class!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will require assistance from parents to print the necessary work pages and assignments. During class, all activities will be demonstrated by the teacher with clear, simple instructions. Parent support may be necessary, however, to keep a child motivated and focused or to provide simple cues for letter formation.
I will provide PDF worksheets prior to the start of our class and each week to serve as lesson summaries and homework. These worksheets should be printed if possible. Students will work on these worksheets together during our weekly Outschool classes. Youtube links will be posted in the outschool classroom to serve as our weekly lessons.

Teacher

Kaylie StearnsOccupational Therapist
75 total reviews
95 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Kaylie and I am a pediatric occupational therapist, mommy, wife, and food allergy advocate. I love to play with my daughters, go on little adventures, dance, learn, have my morning coffee, and come up with... 
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