handwriting in 5th grade? Do you do anything with handwriting? I know that at our school, the 5th grade teachers do not. I ended up teaching a little bit of handwriting last year because I wanted to be able to read my students writing, but no one else does. The other teachers do not because it "wastes instructional time." They watch a lot of videos during instructional time, so I'm guessing that would be the time wasted. I think I really want to map out some sort of schedule and take a few minutes a day to actually teach handwriting. I think the students need to know how to write...even if we are going toward a computer-geared life sometime down the road. blah. So, my questions are: Do you teach handwriting? If so, how do you teach it? And...do you think it's beneficial to teach handwriting in 5th grade?