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Mama Duck

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  1. Thanks. That is a great idea. I’m going to talk to her teacher at school and see if she can use it at school as well. would you recommend using the normal thin popsicle sticks, or the thicker ones?
  2. She is in public school. Unfortunately.
  3. Oh, a spacer is a great idea. I've always tried to do a finger as a spacer, but I never thought about using a physical object. That's an excellent suggestion. Unfortunately she is in public school so they do a LOT of handwriting, but I think the daily practice will help her a lot. I did start doing some copywork with her but I think the abc 123 would be even better. Yes, her grip is normal. She's my artsy crafty girl. I got a lot of great suggestions, thank you everyone. She's not been thrilled about working on her handwriting (to her it's completely legible) but I'm thrilled now.
  4. My DD7 has a lot of trouble with her handwriting. She does not space her words correctly, keep her letters the same height/formed correctly or otherwise write legibly. She also reverses common numbers and letters. How can I help her?
  5. Hi everyone! I am new here. I am a single mom of 2, I work full time out of the home and just looking to help fill in some gaps in my kids knowledge that are becoming more noticeable. Plus, I'm not 100% on board with what the school chooses to teach. I have a DS who is 9 years old and going into 4th grade, and a DD who is 7 years old and going into 2nd grade. Both at public school. I share custody with ex-husband and my DD, so I would only be able to do work with her a few days a week. So I am looking at trying to assess where they are now, so for Math I am thinking about looking at Math Mammoth since they have so many different options. I am still kind of lost at how to implement it. But I am pretty lost as to where to start with language arts. Both of my kids are OK readers, my DD struggled throughout first grade but she made a lot of progress. According to what the school provided us, DD was just below the recommended level to start second grade, and I do not know where my DS's current level is. DD's handwriting needs help, she struggles a lot with reversals on several of her letters and numbers. My son can write decent when he focuses. He was not taught cursive, so I was thinking about beginning cursive practice with him. I was looking at Zaner Bloser, because it seemed relatively straight forward. I was thinking of starting my DS at 2C. For my daughter, I was wondering if Handwriting without Tears might be more appropriate for her. Am I looking at too much? I'm not looking to pile on a lot of work, just add a little supplement to help their understanding (especially since I think they are behind in several areas). Thank you!
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