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Handwriting...What If Anything Are You Using?

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Since this is our first year homeschooling I wanted to go with something I had heard of frequently and had also heard was a very good program. So we are going with HWT (Handwriting Without Tears) and I think that it is going to be a great product. I purchased the TG, the slate, the chalkbits and the student Printing Book for less than $30. I had already purchased a huge pack of writing paper from our local Office Church School supply store & it was extremely cheap.

What are you using if anything? Have you used it previously? Do you like it, advantages/disadvantages? Cost? Ease of teaching and progress versus effort?

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by on Jul. 15, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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by on Jul. 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM


Quoting MedicMommy:

I'm left handed and DS is right handed...honestly, it's never occurred to me that it would cause issues.

Handwriting is definitely something I want to work on this year. I thought about using HWT, but I am really trying to keep costs down to a minumum, and there is just so much on the internet. You can google "Free handwriting printables" and you willget some for all kinds of writing styles. 

 I don't really know how to explain it...but it just makes it more difficult than if she was right handed like me. LOL

by on Jul. 16, 2011 at 11:50 AM

LOL,it was my "blonde moment" that made me not think it would cause issues. I guess I didn't think that far ahead. I wonder if sitting across the table from him so things are "backwards" would make a difference?

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by on Jul. 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Steph we are in the same boat because I am left handed & Austin is right handed, which is exactly what I decided that spending the money on a handwriting curriculum was crucial. I only spent $29.50 on everything I got from the HWT site & I can reuse the TG & slate for Brooke, plus Austin can continue to use the slate next year. I spent most of my money on math, handwriting and phonics/ science & social studies is completely free from so that's where I am saving my money this year. I just didn't want Austin to miss out because we were opposite and I didn't know how to teach a right handed child how to write, lol.

by on Jul. 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM

 We just got back here--If your talking to me--don't feel bad, I've had many "moments" like that. LOL   

KDBeckham--You said that you spent around $30.00 for the HWT--and you said that included a slate (?). Is that for younger kids? I must have missed that when I was checking HWT out.

by on Jul. 17, 2011 at 7:15 AM

We are not using anything....

by on Jul. 17, 2011 at 10:39 PM

 At the homeschooling convention, I got the TG for $7, the printing guide for $7, I found a chalkboard with chalk for $1 at the dollar store, and the CD for.... I can't remember, from a used curriculum sale.  But we don't use the CD because I got the wrong one (the one for prek-k) 

by on Jul. 18, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Son's handwriting was deplorable at the beginning of the summer.  We have been using BJU Handwriting 2 (precursive or denailian moving into cursive at the end of the year).  Sometimes choosing a different type of writing improves legibility and makes them excited about the subject again. (he was learning ball and stick)

Homeschooling Noah(7) Grade 2

BJU Bible Truths, Reading, English, Spelling, Math, Handwriting, Heritage Studies, Apologia Astronomy, Teaching Art to Children, Ready to Read Music, reading mounds of books and classical literature

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