Writing in Cursive

Every Friday our class participates in handwriting lessons. Handwriting skills are very important as there are many times during the day where you will need to write something down such as shopping list, writing in a card or filling out important forms.

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At the beginning of the class we discuss the following:

  • correct posture – chair pushed in straight, back straight and both feet on the floor or hanging straight down.
  • clear desk and that your book is straight in front of you with nothing blocking you when you write.
  • Pencil is sharpened
  • Fingers are relaxed when holding your pencil
  • Correct pencil grip

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We have begun the year by practising writing different letters of the alphabet. Mrs. Baldwin shows us how to write each one on the board. We must make sure that we have the “kick” at the end of each letter because that helps to then link onto the next one.

During this time we also listen to relaxation music which helps us to relax our finger muscles and focus when writing each letter. Some students have already achieved their pen license this term because they have consistently tried their personal best wit their handwriting. This means they can now use a pen in all of their book work expect math’s or when drawing a diagram. Mrs Baldwin is confident that more people will achieve their pen license this year.

Well done everybody and keep up the great work!

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How does the handwriting lessons help you become a better handwriter?

Why do you think handwriting is an important subject in school?

What do you find the most challenging or enjoy most about our weekly handwriting lessons?

16 thoughts on “Writing in Cursive

  1. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    Handwriting lessons help you become a better writer because …
    then you could become a great handwriter.
    I think handwriting is an important subject at school is because…
    sometimes you just need to write properly.
    I think the most enjoying thing about handwriting is…
    getting pen licenses and then you know you’re a good handwriter.
    and I’ve got my pen license!
    From Jackson

  2. dear mrs baldwin,
    handwriting lessons help you become a better handwriter because it makes you neater at writing and by doing that you get your pen licence.

    handwriting is a important subject because you can become a neater writer .
    from jade

  3. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    Handwriting lessons help you become a better a handwriter because they make you neater and give you better posture and hand muscles.

    Handwriting is an important subject because it helps you get your pen licence and that is important.
    I enjoy handwriting weekly lessons mostly because it’s a time to relax from Kain

  4. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    Handwriting lessons help you become a better hand writer because it teaches you how to do the letters properly and neatly.

    I think handwriting is an important subject because you learn how too do cursive writing and letters properly .

    What I enjoy in hand writing is writing the sentences, I also enjoy writing the two words.

    I think we should learn how to write proper cursive letters so when we start cursive it will be easier to write and we will know how to do it
    From Hannah

  5. Dear Mrs Baldwin,

    I think handwriting is important because t makes your work neater and you learn some cursive if you don’t know how to write in cursive your writing won’t be neat it will probably be all messy that is why i think handwriting is important.

    I think handwriting is challenging because you have to get it neat and all perfect you always have to try your best that is why I think hand writing is challenging.
    From Christian

  6. Dear Mrs Baldwin
    I think handwriting lessons help you become a better handwrites because you learn how to link and practise linking. I also think that it will help you relise that if you take your time you can be neater than you thought

    I do not think that handwriting lessons are important because soon everything will be on computers or other electronic devises which is not necessarily a good thing.

  7. Dear Mrs Baldwin.

    Handwriting lessons help you become a better hand writer because you get neater.

    I think handwriting is inportant subject in school because I like writing by hand.

    THE thing I enjoy most about hand writing lessons is learning how to do the kicks.

    I think we should do hand writing lessons twice a week.

    From Mackenzie!$$!

  8. Dear Mrs B,
    Handwriting lessons help you become a better handwriter because when you do handwriting, you practice your writing and if you keep practicing, you will become a better writer. And remember, practice makes perfect.

    I think that handwriting is an important lesson because you need to be able to write when you are:
    Posting a letter or a card, writing a hand-written story, writing a shopping list, writing notes or reminders, and even just writing in clausal and many, many more. So that is why handwriting lessons are so important.

    From Hayden

  9. Dear Mis Baldwin,
    I think our handwriting lessons help us become better writers because it teachers us how to write netter and will make our circive writing a lot better .

    Handwriting is an important subject in school because when were older we will need to know how to read circive and write in circive .

    Miss Baldwin,
    When will we get to link our letters together .

    From Jasmine

  10. Dear ms Baldwin I think handwriting helps because it is just practice

    The thing that I find the most hard about handwriting is that I should slow down and I do not usually slow down but you will and up beeing a really good handwriter

  11. Dear mrs Baldwin,

    Handwriting lessons help you become a better writer because when you practise you will be a lot better.And no one is born with talent and people only be good at things because they practise.

    I like handwriting at school because it teaches everyone how to write and they will get neater.So when they grow up it will be handy for forms,job interview things and maybe for people’s birthdays.
    From Kayne

  12. dear mrs b
    handwriting helps me writ better and so poeple can see my ritting .
    i think handwriting is inportit because it helps kids be better at ritiring.

    By cooer 🙂

  13. Dear miss baldwin,
    1. Handwriting lessons help you become a better handwriter because you practise a lot and you do it every year that makes you become better.

    2. Handwriting is an important subject because if you don’t do handwriting you can’t write properly and write letters properly.
    From Jessica g

  14. Dear Miss Baldwin ,
    Handwriting lessons help you become a better handwriter because every time you do it the better you get Handwriting is my favourite subject because you get your pen licence and then you can write in pen . Handwriting is important because when you get older you will be neat but if you never write you will you will be messy when you get older .I enjoy handwriting because we have relaxation music and that keeps me neater and relaxed can we please have relaxation music every time we do handwriting . From Jessica m

  15. Dear Miss Baldwin,

    Handwriting lessons help you become a better hand writer because you get a lot neater.

    The thing that I find most challenging in handwriting is keeping the page tilted because sometimes I tilt it a bit to much.

    I think in handwriting we should be able to have a competition in who can wright down the most words that starts with the letter that we are learning the. Person that wins should get 5 Dojo points.

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