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Monday, January 23, 2012
We Celebrated Our Great Handwriting!
Just as I had suspected, my students were excited to hear that today was a special "holiday" to celebrate their great handwriting! I brought copies of the special paper from the Handwriting Without Tears website with the "National Handwriting Day" seal at the top. Each of the kiddos chose one special adult at school and wrote them a note using "very best writing". They were so darn cute about wanting to pick somebody special who would be happy to receive their handwritten notes. Among the lucky recipients were some classroom teachers, the school nurse, and of course the principal! The children carefully followed all of the rules of writing to "finger space", keep letters on the line, start sentences with a capital letter, and always end with punctuation. They were very sweet to remind each other of the rules and complement each other on their efforts. Naturally, the notes needed lots of stickers to brighten up the paper. Who doesn't love a celebration?! They did a great job! As my kiddos liked to say today......