Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Homeschool Confessions: Handwriting Failure
Handwriting is a problem for the students in our homeschool. For the last few years I've had the children use handwriting books daily. They write neatly in the books but when it comes to writing their daily essays or math pages their writing is completely different. The biggest problem is that they start at the bottom when they write letters and numbers. I don't understand why. I've seen them form the letters properly while they are using their handwriting books.
The only solution to the problem I can come up with is to watch them do their writing and remind them how to form the letters. Is there a remedial handwriting program we can use? I would like them to write neatly. I'm going to have to be stricter and not accept anything with sloppy handwriting. I see lots of copy work and rewriting in their futures!
How would you handle this problem? I ignored it with the older boys but I want to do something about it for the younger peeps.
The Lord of hosts has purposed it,
To bring to dishonor the pride of all glory,
To bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.