All adults (uppercase letters) and teens (tall lowercase letters) stand downstairs, but are allowed upstairs, too. Babies (lowercase letters) are not tall enough to go upstairs and have to stand downstairs. Then, there are five brave babies that aren't afraid to play in the basement (lowercase letters: g, j, p, q, y).
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This packet will help motivate your students to have good handwriting! Did you know the Handwriting Fairy comes into your classroom each night and...
Cursive writing is important. It isn't about fancy writing. The ability to write in a rapid, fluid manner is about forging a connection between mind and hand. Studies have shown us that those who take notes in cursive have more retention and a greater understanding, with more original thought about the implications. Those who print notes miss large amounts of information. Those who type their notes regurgitate with the least original thought. We are witnessing the loss of a skill set.
ABC/handwriting practice. Could be a good use for when you have covered all the letters initially and then you can see which letters individual children need to work on and they can set goals and work on those letters! Definitely going to use this