Hi everyone! I'm a new third grade teacher. I've noticed that many of my students' handwriting is not, well, impressive. I student taught in first grade last year and honestly, many of my students have worse handwriting than the first graders! I'm not sure if this is due to laziness or whatever, but I want to nip this in the bud! Do you think it is too "babyish" to have the kids have a handwriting book, in which they practice printing all their lowercase and capital letters? To make it "cool," I was going to give each child a "penmanship award" when he/she completed the book in his/her best handwriting. What do you guys think? Thanks so much for your time!