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10 Tips for Teaching Cursive to Young Children

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Cursive is often reserved for third grade (if at all), but younger children can benefit from learning cursive as well. Not only is learning cursive fun, but it’s a valuable skill as well. But how do you actually teach cursive to a young child (ages 5-7)? Here are 10 tips for teaching cursive to youngRead more

Occupational Therapy Tips for Classroom Teachers

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Teachers are used to being much more than just “teachers.” Teachers often act as counselors, nurses, surrogate parents, and much more. One lesser known role that teachers also take is that of occupational therapist. Not every student who would benefit from occupational therapy actually receives it, and the need for OT support post-Covid is higherRead more

Copywork for the Modern Classroom

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What the Heck is Copywork? Copywork is a practice that is common in the homeschooling community, but seldom makes an appearance in today’s “modern” classrooms.  It is exactly what it sounds like – students “copying” the writing of other people with the primary goal of improving the student’s handwriting.  Each day, or a few days eachRead more

7 Reasons You Need to Teach Cursive

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With the rise of technology and the multitude of standards that teachers are asked to cover, cursive writing has quickly fallen by the wayside.  Some of the high school students I’ve worked with type all of their work and have little or no experience with cursive writing.  While technically a legal “signature” may be printedRead more

Highlighted Handwriting Paper

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One of the biggest things that early writers struggle with is using the appropriate letter size.  All of a student’s letters start looking the same size, making the writing difficult to read.  Traditional primary paper includes dashed lines, but sometimes this isn’t enough to keep kids writing their letters neatly. What is it? Highlighted handwritingRead more