Did I get your attention?
Good. Ha ha!
Today I wanted to share about handwriting.
We've chosen to use Handwriting without tears at home.
The past few years I have poured over blogs
and books and magazines.
I like to be educated on various topics when it comes to the health and education of my peeps.
I kept coming back to this handwriting program
and decided it was what we needed.
Typically I don't spend $100 on one subject.
So this was a tough decision for me.
I checked out eBay and found a preK set so bid on it.
It finally was winding down to crunch time
since their "sale" is over at the end of the month.
But I started thinking,
Dontcha hate when that happens!
I thought to myself.
"Some of this doesn't have to be so expensive."
I just love a challenge.
I put on my big girl panties and got started.
I knew I had seen little slates at the local hobby store.
I picked up a box of chalk on clearance for .77
some was broken and the box was taped together.
I figured I'm talented enough to break the chalk
into approx 1 inch pieces.
What do you think?
They use little 1 inch sponges for some of the techniques
so I thought I could purchase a sponge
and go at it with a pair of scissors.
I got home with my $3 expenditure,
you Know that wasn't all I spent right?!
I mean, there are projects to be made
And Christmas is right around the corner!
But I did spend $3 on the handwriting supplies.
I looked on the website
and figured out what they do and got started.
Lil G loves it!
Her favorite part is writing with the waterlogged sponge.
She asks repeatedly,"water? Water?"
So I alternate from one side of the slate to the other
I can get 15 minutes or more practice time writing one letter!
I know, it amazes me.
yesterday I allowed enough time before ballet
to drive over to the "used home school curriculum store"
What should be waiting on the shelf
Just for us
Shining like a beacon on a hill?
You guessed it!
More Handwriting without Tears curriculum!
My next project is to either purchase
or make letters used on the Mat.
Last night I googled it and found this post.
In two weeks Lil G has mastered the strokes
to make the letter E and F.
They arent perfect.
But we arent striving for perfect.
She knows what a Letter E and F look like.
I know with hard work
we can do this!