Forum: June, July, August & September 2011 Playroom
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So I'm in the process of printing the worksheets I'm going to use for AJ over the summer.
The question/issue I'm having is that everything he's done in school is in standard block. I prefer D'nealian as I think it paves the way for easier cursive in a couple years.
But I also don't want to confuse him.....
Thoughts? He is only 4 but learning to write the correct way is important.
Ditto. That, along with finding out what type of print is taught to kindergarteners in the school he's going to, is something you could inquire about from the school you expect he will go to.
We taught D'Nealian in my former district, so if my kids ended up going to those schools instead of the Charter I want to get them into, I would teach them D'Nealian. That way, they'd be exposed early. Right now I am teaching standard print for writing, and Layla learned her alphabet in standard print.
Another tidbit: NONE of my kindergarteners who knew how to write before kindergarten were taught D'Nealian, and they transitioned just fine.
Does the school he will go to even teach cursive anymore?
That made me you must have following the turmoil I'm having over the crap hole that is our school district.
Rae, thanks, yet again I'll probably keep in SB if kids seem to transition ok. And yes, they still teach cursive, albeit not very well. My SILs kid have horrid handwriting.
My handwriting sucks too (we moved a lot when I was a kid and between switching schools I ended having to myself cursive.) But I believe having nice, readable handwriting is important, tech age or not.