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  1. I'm overthinking handwriting curriculum. DD, my oldest, is almost 5 and reading proficiently. Overall she picks things up at a normal to slightly fast pace. I wouldn't stress about teaching her handwriting but she's a leftie. I've read so much on yes & no & contradicting rules on leftie modifications that it's made my head spin. Goals are for her to have decent if not beautiful handwriting and for it to become easy and painless. Personally I prefer a zaner-bloser type look, and want something that will not lift the pencil in the middle of letter formation as much as possible. Eve
  2. We decided to pull our 2nd grader out of public school to homeschool a few weeks ago. He is a lefty with some fine motor challenges (which are being addressed in OT) and writing has always been a huge source of frustration for him - his brain just works so much faster than his hands. He and I have had several conversations about it, and we agreed that cursive might be easier for him than printing because the pencil stays on the page, but I'm really struggling to find the "right" program for him. My first thought was Getty-Dubay (I realize it's not true cursive, but I care much more that he can
  3. My ds (13yo/8th) has terrible handwriting. We have worked on it for 8 years with little improvement. His organic state of writing is to have all the letters the same height, floating between the lines, with no spaces.He is sweet and compliant and not happy with the situation, but we have run out of ideas. Every Fall I have a panic about this. I'm thinking that there is something in his brain or his eyes that is miswired and causing this, because nothing we have tried at home has made a significant difference. Who would I have him see if we wanted to put a label on this? His visi
  4. I am considering ordering one of the handwriting workbooks from the Getty Dubay series for my 5th grade daughter. Her handwriting is "ok," but it often ends up rather sloppy, as she tends to be lazy with it. She has gone through several Pentime books, which we really like, but I'd like her to focus more on legible printing. One thing I've noticed is that she often starts her letters from the bottom and goes up (with certain letters). She went to public school for kindergarten, and I think she was taught that way there, although she did get instruction in writing from the top down after kin
  5. I have a 9yo DS in the public gifted program who was recently diagnosed with dysgraphia among other things. It's mostly a lack of fine motor control from going on writing/drawing strike for 3 years when little. I am hoping to homeschool some handwriting practice over the summer break. Does anyone have experience/suggestions with what to do when teaching handwriting/letter formation to an older, bright kid? Is Handwriting without Tears the way to go?
  6. my son is 9.5, left-handed, "late" writer (refused to hold pencil correctly at earlier ages). I have not pushed it all along. He is now working through Getty-Dubay Italics and has almost finished book C that starts doing italic cursive joins. He likes it well enough and does beautiful work in his book. He can also do beautiful handwriting on lined paper when he tries. His faster, less careful writing is legible. However, when I watch him write either in his handwriting book or when he's writing something else and trying to have nice writing it seems to be slow and hard for him. I can see
  7. What font does Song School Latin use for the tracing/handwriting assignments? I can't find the answer on their website. My kids love it and want to use it for their handwriting assignments. TIA!
  8. I'm wondering if my daughter should be making up her own handwriting assignments, or doing copy work. This past year we did homeschool preK for E. She did the kindergarten Handwriting Without Tears. We had planned to wait til Jan to start since we weren't sure her fine motor skills were up to it, but when she saw the book and cute little slate that came in the mail, she wanted to start right away. She usually wanted to do more pages than I would let her, and we still finished the book very quickly. However, E still reverses some letters and numbers, and forgets how to form letters if it's
  9. *I've updated the list below to include suggestion so far. Thanks everyone!* I'm putting together a list for a local group, and I would like to include the various popular curricular options for the elementary/intermediate grades. Here's what I have so far, I would appreciate any recommended additions. The list doesn't need to be exhaustive, but I would like to include tried-and-true programs that many homeschool families use. Secular options are especially appreciated (non-secular is fine too). Math Saxon Math Singapore Math Math Mammoth RightStart Math Math-U-See CLE Abeka
  10. Not sure if this has been shared already. Interesting piece on the New York Times website - "What's Lost as Handwriting Fades" about brain processes and printing/cursive writing. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesscience Erica in OR
  11. Okay, everybody I've met from the UK, Germany, etc., has lovely handwriting, and it looks like there is one style that is taught. Where can I buy a penmanship book that will teach that style? A lot of the handwriting books in the US (including the ones I learned from) don't look very nice to me. I like Pentime a bit, and the Spencerian stuff (although I don't have a need to be that fancy), but if you know of something else that is used in Europe or has a similar style, please share here.
  12. As long as I am consistent with teaching proper letter formation, do I need a specific handwriting curriculum? I was planning to incorporate writing/copywork in with other subjects and thought that would be sufficient, but when I see everyone's plans they always include a curriculum specifically for handwriting. What am I missing?
  13. My 6 year old has a very weird pencil grip. He pinches all his fingers together sort of on top and on the side of the pencil with no fingers underneath for support. I correct him every time I see it and he will awkwardly hold it the right way for a while and slip back to the other hold. I asked my husband to give instruction a try to see if it might help and he looked at my son's grip and said it is the same way he holds the pencil. We all compared grips and I'm the only one who rests the pencil on my lower fingers for support. Is this something I should continue to try to correct?
  14. Hello all, I would like to use some wise, contemplative quotes, and famous passages from books or speeches as copywork. It is for handwriting practice but also just to become acquainted with various famous quotes and passages throughout history. So things like a quote from Albert Einstein, or part of a speech by a president, etc. What are reliable resources for quotes? There are a bazillion quote websites, but I have seen many errors, many versions of the same quote, etc. How do you know if that was really Albert Einstein? So, besides going and hunting down originial sources and t
  15. I have purchased AAR 1 for our 1st grade ds, but I'd like to add handwriting. I prefer a modern or italic form, but I'm open to traditional. Is there one that complements it well?
  16. I use Handwriting Without Tears because as advertised, it produces no tears...which happened at my house. But I'm dreaming of the future since my fall planning is wrapped up and my three year old already has amazing pencil control. Lets face it, HWT doesn't produce the prettiest hand. Legible, but not pretty. Does anyone have a favorite handwriting program, stylistically?
  17. It's our first year in Home Educating and I've done 2nd and K. My Kindergartener is reading pretty well. We did 100 Easy Lessons so now she just reads out loud to me her choice of library books daily. She did Handwriting Without Tears and followed that up with Kumon Book of Writing Words which she finished. I've ordered Kumon's Book of Simple Sentences but I think that's more beginning Grammar than handwriting. She's about half-way through Math-U-See Alpha. She does Science and History along side big brother where she dictates to me what she's learned and I write it out and she draws a p
  18. I already have the manual for pre-K and K and was wondering was the 1st grade one necessary . . . or what perhaps I'd miss if I didn't get it. Thanks.
  19. My DS7 has been doing HWOT this school year (first as after-schooling, and now in home school), and yet still does not at all write with ascenders or descenders on his own. Everything is the same size (including capital letters). I point the need out for making the ascenders and descenders properly, and he just doesn't get it. He will erase his work, and if I point to where the ascender/descender should be, he will make it, but only if I tell him. Every. Single. Time. We write with the three-lined paper for everything. He is adjusting to glasses, which I hope helps. Do any of you experi
  20. We ended up using Italics for my the older two and I do not like the outcome. I was thinking of going to A Reason for Handwriting. Just wanted to see what the Hive likes :)
  21. My daughter (4.5 yrs.) can write SOME of her letters, mostly only capitals, but none very well. I want to buy HWT but I'm wondering if I should start her in the Preschool level, or Kindergarten level. I've looked at the Preschool & it appears to be mostly pre-writing and all capitals-- I think it might be too easy on her? I don't really want to spend money on both...
  22. I like Peterson's idea of making each cursive stroke a different color (in the models). Can this be found for any other "hands?" I wish Zaner-Bloser had it...
  23. I had some confusion when I read TWTM a year ago and was deciding what to get for my then kindergartener for handwriting. It said Zaner-Bloser handwriting was "continuous stroke" but it didn't say that anywhere on the ZB website. I called and asked and the customer service person I talked to had no idea why WTM called it that. I almost didn't buy it because of that, but I finally decided to try it and I'm glad I did. Today I got to host a guest post by a representative of Zaner-Bloser who does know why TWTM calls it "continuous stroke" and talks a little bit about "continuous stroke" vs. "
  24. I have to admit I like italic handwriting. Now it turns out my ds wants something loopy and threw a "eeww" when I showed him some italic writing. I went back to my pc and looking at this jpeg he yelled "Yes!". Can someone tell me which font is this? It cannot be ZB because it has a "sensible" upper case G and Q :D Help? Anybody?
  25. Does anyone know if there is a difference (besides the large price difference) in purchasing this curriculum from the Teach Me Joy website or Currclick? Does more come in the one from Currclick? I also do want to get the copywork that correlates with Teach ME Joy Cursive that seems to only be available to purchase from Currclick. I tried emailing the Teach Me Joy website contact, but I have not received a response in over a week now. Anyone?
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