Little boys aren’t known for their lovely penmanship. We have had an ongoing problem with little boys who don’t hold the pencil properly and who write their letters from the bottom up instead of the top down. (Take a quick moment and draw an I, a T and an F for me… from the top, down… right?)
Anyhow, Grant is one of the worst offenders and easily has the sloppiest writing in his 2nd grade class.
You may remember this lovely example from my post on Thank You Notes….? Terrible, right?
So last week while having Chinese Food for dinner, Grant announced he wanted to use chopsticks instead of a fork. We didn’t hold out much hope for success.
Boy, were we wrong.
All of us: “Grant! Wow! How did you do that on your first try!?”
Grant: “Um, I read the directions… helllloooo.”
We asked Conner to read the directions too. He still uses the chopsticks like giant toothpicks and stabs the food.
I have it figured out… All I need to make a wrapper with illustrations/directions on how to properly hold a pencil. Grant can read them and maybe then he will start writing as if he has opposable thumbs, rather than as if he is using his feet.
Sound like a plan? (We’ve tried everything else…)