Daily Sign-In Sheets
Lesson Objective: Practice reading and writing names
Pre-K / ELA / Writing

Thought starters

  1. What early literacy skills do students develop through this activity?
  2. Why is it helpful to see all students' names on the sign-in sheet?
  3. How could this routine be adapted to support students at different stages of writing development?
5 Comments
I find this video very motivating to initiate the morning sign in routine in my class. I have gone back and forth with the idea, as a whole class objective and have attempted to practice in small group and one on one . I like the way the teacher has written on student names on a big poster allowing for a stronger visual support, also giving students the option to trace over the letters as practice and a modification , as well space beside names for students who are able to immediately attempt or already have the writing skills. The added support and praise of the teacher being next to the sign is a form of greeting as well as reinforced recognition of attempts growth. Lastly it is a good measurement tool to track student progress for both the teacher and the student throughout the year.
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I've had 4 children go through prek and I've never seen this implemented in their classroom :(.
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I will try this idea I'm sure they will like it because they are modeling after their parents.
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Good idea!! So many skills the students are learning such as stages of writing understand concept of print, identify upper and lowercase letters
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This is a wonderful way to allow them to practice recognizing and writing their name. I will have to implement this in my room
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Transcripts

  • Daily Sign-In Sheets Transcript

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    Interviewee: That is a very nice G, Grecia. You find your name, Breon? Yes, okay.

    Daily Sign-In Sheets Transcript

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    Interviewee: That is a very nice G, Grecia. You find your name, Breon? Yes, okay.

    The sign in is a great activity for the children because they see moms coming in and signing in in the morning, and so they always want to have a part in that, so they have a special table that they can sign their names.

    Thank you, Breon.

    They are able to identify their names.

    All right. It's Harmony's turn. Can you find your name, Harmony?

    Female Voice: Yeah.

    Interviewee: Okay.

    They're able to follow print, so they are able to copy. It doesn't have to be exactly like it is on there. They're just encouraged to try.

    Can you spell it for me, Harmony?

    Female Voice: H A R M O N Y.

    Interviewee: Great. Okay, Jaden and Jaden. There are two Jadens. Which one are you? How can you tell? Because it has an N, and the N is for your last name. Jaden, which one are you? This is Jaden N. Where's yours? Where's Jaden Z? Yes. All right.

    You will see over a span of time that what was squiggles before begins to turn into letters, and the child is able to eventually write their name.

    [End of Audio]

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