Monday, September 3, 2012

Handwriting Practice - Great Resource from GROWING KINDERS!


  Hi blog world!!  I've missed you...  I seriously haven't laid eyes on my own blog in like....um....two weeks.  I just can't do it all. :)  School is off to a good start, though.  Things have been VERY busy.  And I was out of town throwing my mom a surprise 60th birthday party with family and friends, so that was a blast....but planning for that has also kept me from blogging. But anyway, enough excuses.  I have officially NOT been working on any amazingly fabulous teaching resources for all of you, but I DO have a great resource that I've been using in my classroom this week that I found on TPT from the GROWING KINDERS blog.  It has been incredible for my kids!!  Every single year I am always secretly frustrated/annoyed about how poor some of the students' handwriting is.  Many of them form their letters completely wrong (write from the bottom up, write them crooked, not on the lines, etc) and about a 1/4 of them are always flipping letters (particularly b's, d's, and p's).  My assumption was that they were getting handwriting instruction in preschool and kindergarten, but I'm not really sure if they are.  So I just decided to take matters into my own hands and make sure that I spend an entire week on explicit handwriting instruction so I can feel confident about my expectation for handwriting. If I haven't taught them the correct way to do it, I can't expect for them to do it correctly, right??  Anyway, this FREE handwriting booklet from Growing Kinders has been great!  I've done about 5-6 letters a day with the kids, and it's been a great opportunity for me to tackle individual issues/confusions that some of my kids have with letter formation and fix them fair and square!  Click on the picture to download this awesome resource!!

       God Bless!!   - Beth




11 comments:

Lisa R. said...

I totally agree!! I am using her handwriting book also in my classroom & my kids are doing great with it! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Connie said...

Another great resource is the handwriting DVD from Enrichment Resources (animatedhandwriting.com).
Connie

Karen said...

Hi Beth! I'm so glad you found my blog. It's always exciting to meet a fellow blogger from the Palmetto State! Thanks for stopping and becoming a follower. I have become your newest follower and I will be stopping by for some Sweet TEAching in the future!

Karen
An Apple a Day in First Grade







Kathleen said...

Glad you like the book!! Thanks for the shout out :)
Kathleen
Growing Kinders

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Dynelle Dunn said...

Love it! thanks for sharing
Dynelle
http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

teresa bowen said...

I really love it!!! thank you for sharing, I appreciate it!


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Anita Haldar said...

Hello,

Your Book is very interesting just like its name "simply sweet teaching" I liked it, also waiting for your next blog like this one related to handwriting improvement courses.

Thanks For Sharing.
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Tracy said...

not free anymore.

dayna cook said...
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dayna cook said...

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