• Numbers - I always model starting at the top with our numbers.

    Straight down is lots of fun, that's the way to make a one.

    Down and back the railroad track, two, two, two.

    Around the tree, around the tree, that's the way to make a three.

    Make an "L" and down to the floor, that's the way to make a four.

    Down and around the hive, that's the way to make a five.

    Down and around the sticks, that's the way to make a six.

    Straight across and down from heaven, that's the way to make a seven.

    Make an "S" and back up straight, that's the way to make an eight.

    First a circle, then a line, that's the way to make a nine. 

    Make a one, and then a zero, you are a number hero!

     

     

    Alphabet letters - we use the Zaner-Bloser font at Lemont.  (I don't have sayings for them all - I've listed the ones I usually use)

    a = magic c, close the door
    b = tall line down with a backwards magic c
    c = magic c
    d = magic c with a tall line down to close the door
    e = small line out, up and around
    f = candy cane with a line in the middle
    g = magic c with a fish hook down
    h = tall line down with one hump
    i = small line down with a dot on top that does not touch
    j = fish hook down with a dot on top that does not touch
    k = tall line down with a diagonal that kisses (and then I make the kiss sound) the line and then goes away
    l = tall line down
    m = small line down with two humps
    n = small line down with one hump
    o= circle
    p = tall line down with a bump on the top
    q = magic c and a backwards fish hook down to close the door
    r = small line down and an umbrella top
    s = like a snake
    t = tall line down and a line in the middle
    u =
    v =
    w = down, up, down, up
    x =
    y = short diagonal, long diagonal
    z =

    B = tall line down with two big bellies
    D = tall line down with one big belly
    K = same as lowercase above, but take out the word small and just say diagonal
    M = humps (or bumps) on the top
    Q = a circle with a little tail
    T = tall line down and a straight line across the top
    W = same as above or bumps (or humps) on the bottom

     
Last Modified on August 17, 2022