i am doing K with my 5 year old this fall and she hates bookwork. that is fine with me except that i can't get her to do handwriting worksheets (tracing letters) without tears and frustration. she can write all her letters and some words but i wanted her to still do some tracing to learn proper technique and improve handwriting. it is just a big fight and we both end up upset. is there a way to teach proper handwriting without the lined tracing sheets? i thought about letting her do it in paint and such (put paint in a ziplock and let her write with fingers, no mess) but that really doesn't help with technique because she has no lines to go by. how can i make handwriting fun?