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  1. Irishdave

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    I am helping my 5 year old granddaughter with printing her letters does any one have a work sheet showing the proper way to start and form small letters?
    I ONLY WORKED WITH CAPITALS IN MY DRAFTING CLASSES.

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    If your granddaughter is attending a preschool I would ask what handwriting series they are following. You don't want to teach her strokes that are different from what she might be learning. If she is not attending preschool contact the school she will be attending kindergarten at. Ask what handwriting program they follow. You should be able to do a search for extra sheets from the series.
     
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    Name a program.
    We are not sure where she will be attending kindergarten (military Family)
     
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    My school uses the PAF handwriting program.
     
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    Have her trace some letters onto Saran Wrap, It will stick to the window.
     
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    Thanks Ladies
    When did they start slanting the letters and skipping straight Up and down?
    (See how long its been since I taught anything in primary)
    I mean I started out with my students straight Up and down and then we slanted for Drafting.
    I'll check with the grade school that I think she will start with Here In NC (we may move back to AZ Mid-year
    Any more just send them along (post them I mean)
     
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    It really depends on the program. I think that it is easier for them to transition. I will try to find the "words" that suppose to be said when they are writing the letter. We have a very strict way to tell them how to write the letter. We can't just say down, up, around for a "D". I have it on hard copy only right now.
     
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    I've never experienced slanted writing

    Although they might've not wanted to try it with me because i'm dysgraphic.

    Lemme see if I can find any of the worksheets I used in OT

    http://edhelper.com/

    http://www.edhelper.com/handwriting.htm

    I did Trace w/ dots
     
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    Since I am retired let My subscription to edHelper.com lapse
    I was looking for a work sheet that showed the strokes in "drawing" the letter, my granddaughter will start at the end or bottom of the letter and do it "backwards." the letter is ok but she just starts from the "end" *
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    She will start from step #3
    * this is from a Drafting work sheet of mine
     
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    http://www.first-school.ws/THEME/alphabetp1.htm#handwriting
    This is my favorite site and the best part for little hands is that they can trace the big letter at the top with their finger to get a feel for the strokes and the actual letters are the bottom are enough for practice but few enough to not frustrate/tire little hands. Also, you can choose the classic ball and stick of curved lines. The curved lines (D'Nelian) are supposed to translate to cursive better in the future. I also teach my kids to "skywrite" using their pointer finger to make the letter in the correct strokes in the air, they enjoy it and remember the form better.
     
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    Wow I like that site thank you
     
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    Dave,
    There are several different ways now of teaching printed letters. The way you learned is often referred to as "ball and stick" because the letters are all a combination of either straight lines or round circles.

    Many schools use D'nealian, which is very slanted and makes many letters quite differently (most notably the lower case k). If your school uses this, you don't want to teach ball and stick now, because it will lead to confusion later.

    The modern "ball and stick" is refered to as Zanzer-Bloomer. If your school teaches Zanzer-Bloomer, then teach ball and stick to your heart's content, because it is basically the same.

    If it is Handwriting Without Tears, you will need to get a book -- I'm not familiar with that one.

    If it is D'Nealian, let me know -- I have just what you need for D'Nealian.
     
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    This is pain in the Neck Because we are moving back to AZ and don't know where we will be so I can't ask her future school :mad:
    My Daughter in law has been teaching her ball and stick. so I will keep doing it and try to integrate the D'nealian when she can handle it.
    I knew those classes in child development could come in handy (but that was 20+ years ago) :rolleyes:
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    How to sit.................................. correct way to hold the pen ............. incorrect way to hold the pen
    So Much I have to teach :lol: :dizzy:
     
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    Just so you know Dave, most teachers at D'nealian schools don't make students switch if they have already learned "ball and stick." I always have several students from private school or from out-of-state who don't know d'nealian, and I would never count it against them. I look to see if they are making their letters properly for the style they learned.
     
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    I just realized the previous link mentions names for the writing lines. From top to bottom: sky line, plane line, grass line, worm line.
     

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