First I had him draw the lines used to make the letter M. I thought he did a fairly good job. The lines are not straight, but I could tell that he was trying. We are working on holding writing utensils correctly. He doesn't do it well yet, but at least this is better than clenching it in a fist! I think his favorite part is wiping the page off after he is done =)
Next I gave him the correct pieces needed to build the letter "M." I was impressed that he got the concept without me really explaining it. Next time I might give him more pieces than he needs and let him try to pick the right ones out.
I knew this last part would be too advanced, but I thought I would give it a try. I took the page away and asked him if he could make an "M" with the pieces. At least he got the pieces in the right order! I guess in an abstract sort of way it is an "M" =)
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