This updated edition of the award-winning Get Set for School activity book helps children of different abilities develop crucial readiness and pre-writing skills.
- Social-emotional activities for school readiness
- Unique crayon stroke
- Good habits for letter and number formation
- Colour and shape lessons
When to Choose
- Your child is at the Pre-K age (three- to five-years-old) or functioning at that level.
- Your child needs to develop the fine motor skills for holding a crayon or pencil.
- Your child is still learning prepositions and directionality terms.
- Your child can pay attention to your words and visual demonstrations, and follow simple directions.
- Your child does not yet know or write letters or numbers.
If you are using the 2008 Pre-K Teacher’s Guide with My First School Book, please note slight page differences between the older and newer editions when referencing workbook pages.
Click here to download and view the new page references.
Other Readiness Materials That May Be Used At This Level Include:
- Roll-A-Dough Letters®
- Stamp and See Screen
- Wood Pieces Set for Capital Letters
- Capital Letter Cards for Wood Pieces
- Mat for Wood Pieces
- Slate Chalkboard
- Readiness & Writing Pre-K Teacher’s Guide
- My First School Book
- Language & Literacy Pre-K Teacher’s Guide
- Numbers & Math Pre-K Teacher’s Guide
If Student Is Not Writing at Grade Level
Your student may need extra help with handwriting. Review the criteria listed above, decide which materials would be appropriate for your child, and begin at that level. The teacher’s guides will help you address letter formation, spacing, cursive connections, sentence writing, placement of letters on double lines, and more.
You may need to meet with your child’s teacher to determine the appropriate amount of written work from your child. When a child is learning a new skill, it may be necessary to decrease the amount of written work until your child masters handwriting. If overburdened with writing while having bad handwriting habits, your child will become very frustrated. Allow mastery of handwriting skills before expecting quantity in the work. The teachers’ guides can guide you with troubleshooting.
Products for a Child with a Learning Disability
Our materials are designed to teach handwriting in a developmental sequence. Teaching strategies encourage mastery of certain handwriting skills before progression to the next lesson. This strategy is appropriate for all children, including those children with special needs.
Review the criteria lists above and determine which materials would be most appropriate for your child. Based on developmental ability, an older child may use a workbook designed for younger children.