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"Pencil Pusher" that Develops Penmanship for Children and Stroke Victims?

One of the frustrating points for me as a teacher of 3rd grade was that many of my students simply didn’t hold a pencil correctly.  It seems to not be considered important for instruction in the early elementary grades.   142 more words

Reading In Primary Grades

Say it isn't so--The End of Cursive

I recently read that in the U.S., cursive is no longer part of the common core state standards that are followed by 45 of the 50 states. 476 more words

Beautiful Words


“My son has been working with Marla for several months.  His handwriting was illegible and we discovered that there are physical reasons for that.  He enjoys his sessions with her and we have seen improvement in his handwriting skills.  43 more words


Kepada umi, Untuk-Nya

Umi, diri ini telah lelah berjalan di tempat yang jauh dari sosokmu
Diri ini berfikir ia kuat, ia telah terbiasa sepanjang tiga tahun dalam kehidupannya yang lalu… 255 more words



I’ve been preparing for the lace leaf KAL by test knitting a version of the lace leaf shawl that my sister chose the yarn for, checking the timings and so on. 146 more words


Of Cursive and Smart Writing

So, I recently read Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the first book in the series. I know, I know. I’m w-a-a-a-y behind the times. Most of the kids I know who introduced me to this series will be headed off to college soon. 945 more words

#5 Reasons to Stop using Workbooks

As an educator I feel that workbooks are overused and here are 5 reasons why I think we should stop using them:

 #1 Cost

Workbooks are expensive.  914 more words