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  • Re: Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    My b-i-law has two B.S. degrees and two M.S. degrees...his handwriting is absolutely not readable by anyone other than an expert in cave drawings...I wonder if handwriting is going to be an issue of the future. Can he read cursive with fluency? Can you reasonably read his writing? Has he been screened...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by princesshannon2002 on 02-19-2008
  • Re: Third Grader- Where do I start?

    Anna, I am happy to be able to help you as best I can. If it was me, I would immediately send the letter of intent to homeschool to your Superintendent's Office or where you are supposed to send it. Use 2/14/08 as your date to begin homeschooling. I wish I knew more about Texas Law but I am from...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by homestudio on 02-18-2008
  • Re: Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    Here are some good articles from which to learn about this often undetected disorder: http://hslda.org/strugglinglearner/sn_writing.asp This was the first article I read that got us on the right path. It popped up out of nowhere, so I confident God's hand was in it! And after testing, we discovered...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by jhjohn07 on 01-18-2008
  • Re: Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    Have you had his visual/motor skills tested? In 1st grade public school teacher told me my son would be one of those children that used the computer instead of handwriting! By second grade, I suspected trouble. I talked to our pediatrician and had him professionally tested. We discovered spacial and...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by jhjohn07 on 01-17-2008
  • Re: Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    Handwriting uses fine motor skills of the fingers and hand together. Try some activities that do not involve handwriting. For example, kneading playdough, building with the very small lego blocks, string small beads, etc. Also some handwriting activities that may help require only a few household items...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by kimberlyksmith on 01-15-2008
  • Pen Pals.

    Does anyone know of any pen pal (either written or using e-mail) programs that homeschoolers can get involved in?
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by teama on 01-01-2008
  • Re: Mixing up b and d, and v and Y

    Hi vowelmom - Perhaps you've tried this; it worked for us when my kids were younger. I used the word "bed" to help them remember which letter was which. Since the lowercase b and d work together to hold the mattress on the bed, it's pretty easy to remember the order they belong in,...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by 2true on 12-06-2007
  • Mixing up b and d, and v and Y

    I am sure these are common mixed up letter for beggining readers, does anyone have any great tips or practices? She's been doing this for a couple of months still, and we've tried a few different things. Is it just a matter of time?
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by vowelmom on 12-06-2007
  • Re: Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    Practice will probably help. Perhaps writing a letter, writing a grocery list, etc. will allow him to practice the skills he's learned. Unfortunately, with the use of computers more prevalent, handwriting skill isn't as required. Why not give him extra points for neatness and legibility on the...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by mllock on 11-28-2007
  • Handwriting Help for a 4th Grader

    I have a 4th grade boy with terrible handwriting. I started with the Alpha Omega, Abeka products with printing & cursive. Then switched to Handwritting Without Tears and went all the back to the first book & am at the last book. His handwriting is better than it was two years agobut it still...
    Posted to Finding Curriculum (Forum) by teama on 11-27-2007
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