We are using Heart of Dakota Bigger Hearts for His Glory as our spine this year (3rd Grade) and one of the suggested items within that curriculum is Cheerful Cursive (which can be purchased at Mastery Publications, the makers). My son, who is almost nine, has NEVER enjoyed writing. EVER. I have worked really hard to get him to at least not completely hate it.
Handwriting is something I feel is still very important, even in this age of computers and spell correct. But that doesn’t mean I think it should be difficult. We have so many other subjects that need to be covered in our homeschools. How much time and emphasis should be placed on learning cursive in this modern age? Rather than attempt to answer this much debated
Okay, I have to admit that I’m not the best teacher when it comes to handwriting. I buy a book here and I buy a book there, but we never seem to finish any of them. That’s mostly my fault because there are so many more exciting things to do than handwriting practice! Then, well, I find that I have a fourth grader who doesn’t
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