• #'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
    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 October 14, 2018