switching handwriting styles

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  1. Tasha

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    We just got an e-mail that our new ELA adoption uses ball and stick instead of D' Nealian and we are switching to teaching ball and stick this year. The only problem is that - - - I write in D'Nealian and I don't know if I CAN write in ball and stick! We will be getting a new handwriting adoption next year, but this year we officially have D'Nealian :confused:
     
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  3. starbucks

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    Thats funny because I can't imagine writing with D'Nealian! I hadn't realized until I started reading message boards at how many schools use D'Nealian. You will be fine.
     
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    Haha, are you in my district? We are going back to ball and stick as well.
     
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    We switched from D'Nelian to Handwriting Without Tears two years ago. I was teaching first grade then and thought the kids would be confused, but they adapted well and so will you. I still have some poems and charts written in D'Nelian that I still use. The kids do fine with it (with the exception of lower case k) because they are exposed to many different fonts and texts in the real world.
     
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    I'm in the same boat!!!! Mine is because I'm switching schools. I was taught D'Nealian in elementary school and when I started teaching, that's what my school used! My new job uses ball and stick! I'll get used to it...but it will be strange after using D'Nealian my whole life!
     
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    We are making the switch also. I have two fears. First, I am going to have to stop putting "monkey tails" on every letter and second, ALL of my worksheets are in D'Nealian so I will have to go back and find then again in block. I think it will be better in the long run....but the transition is always difficult.
     
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    I see you're in Texas also. Hmmm.
     
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    I'm in Texas and my district is switching to ball and stick as well. Some people are freaking out about changing all their posters, etc. but I am not. Eventually I will change my things out but I definitely think that being exposed to multiple styles of handwriting is good.
     
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    I agree... they need to be exposed to all sorts of fonts.
     

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