#'s - I always model starting at the top with our numbers.
Number one is like a stick, a straight line down that's very quick!
For number 2 go right around, then make a line across the ground!
Go right around what will it be? Go around again to make a 3!
Down and over and down some more, that's the way to make a 4!
Go down and around and then you stop. Finish the 5 with a line on top!
Down and around in a circle you go. That's a 6 just as you know!
Slide to the right. Then slant the line. That makes a 7 every time!
Make an "S" but do not wait. Slant back up to make an 8!
Loop to the left and add a line. Now you've made number 9!
Make a 1 and then a 0 that makes 10. Now you know!
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
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
w = down, up, down, up
y = short diagonal, long diagonal
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