Our summer letter of the day for tracing and writing was D. Travis doesn’t struggle with the upper case, but still sometimes confuses his little d with little b. Working slowly through a worksheet helped him focus on which direction the line and circle needed to go.
To think about it spatially, we then designed D in two ways. First I gave him a pencil and string; could he make an upper case D?
At first he was confused, but kept a good attitude about it!
I helped him make the loop of the D with the string. Now could he see where the pencil needed to go?
Next we made a lower case d with our hands. He remembered cupping his hand into a c from yesterday, which worked the same for the loop, here. His other hand went straight against it, for a delightful d!