Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wrap-Up: Handwriting

We've come a long way in terms of handwriting. There are only a few letters that K (age 6) still forms the "wrong" way at times. There are a few left that she tends to do capital instead of lowercase as well when left on her own.

But all of that seems quite normal for kindergarten. So we have ended our handwriting "instruction" for the year!

Here are some of our end of the year samples:

The plan for next year?

We'll be using Draw to Learn: Psalms by the Notgrass company. This was a find at the convention I attended. We'll do this once a week and K will use the phrase from each Psalm to copy for handwriting that day.

We'll continue to finish Handwriting Without Tears Level One. We'll probably indulge in this more formal instruction once or twice a week.

Finally, I ordered, "Copywork for little girls" by Queens Home School (another convention find) to reinforce good handwriting as well as proper use of the English language and grammar.


Jenny said...

Great handwriting. My daughter is 5 and I'm hoping to work on her handwriting more.

Karin Katherine said...

WE use HWT too and love it.