The Materials for Footsteps for Fours
The student activity packet includes worksheets correlating with lessons in the teacher edition and helps make learning fun for preschoolers. These colorful pages contain a wide variety of activities to develop hand-eye coordination and gross and fine motor skills. Also included in the packet are Eager Beaver booklets for advanced students, letter-sounds review cards, number and letter review cards, and three sheets of stickers.
The student writing packet provides tracking and tracing opportunities for preschoolers in order to help them develop fine motor skills required for writing. The worksheets are colorful and engaging. As their skills develop, the preschoolers will learn to trace and track letters of the alphabet. For advanced students, the packet also includes pages for the practice of actual letter writing.
The four-volume teacher edition incorporates phonics, prereading, and math lessons as well as segments teaching skills in language arts, handwriting, social studies, and science. Center ideas and music, art, and cooking activities are integrated into the lessons. Making Sounds Make Sense helps the teacher by introducing letter-sounds. Step Write Up engages the children in group writing experiences. Eager Beavers sections offers teaching guides for advanced students. Music with Honey develops rhythm, coordination, and music awareness skills.
The teaching visuals enhance the lessons as the teacher guides discussions and introduces new concepts. The packet includes 12.48” x 18.72” cards that teach colors, shapes, months, dot patterns, clocks, money, seasons, and patriotic symbols. The birthday train, 100-day counting line, sequencing cards, and family and friends stick puppets help make learning fun!
The practice cards are durable teaching aids each student will use for recognizing and making alphabet letters and sounds, numbers 0–10, dot patterns, and shapes and colors for instruction and review.
The phonics charts include age-appropriate 12.48” x 18.72” photos and art for Handwriting Charts, Alphabet Teaching Cards, Alphabet Song Chart, and 26 Phonics Song Charts.
The interactive four-season teaching tree helps introduce concepts and is used regularly with lessons and teaching segments. Supplemental pieces can be used to cover weather, math, and letters.