Handwriting...shawnaandmatt wrote:Also - is there no handwriting curricula used by MFW? Both of my kids have decent penmanship but don't most people use some sort of writing practice?
in K and 1st, handwriting is included. no additional workbook needed.
For the K aged student, most of the handwriting comes each day in various forms. You get the multisensory approach and then then the worksheets.
The instructions for letter formation are part of the K manual.
MFW approaches handwriting in K using multisensory methods.
There are some "non paper handwriting" practice "worksheets" (for lack of a better term) before doing the paper worksheets, which are these
http://www.mfwbooks.com/pages/php/sampl ... heets.html
MFW does hands on stuff with tactile methods, and also tracing the Lauri lowercase letters. Some of the hidden handwriting worksheets will be when the student builds a word on the blend ladder and then traces the words before writing them on the side. There are some number practice worksheets,
cut and paste pages -- can be either cut and paste, or as child's skill progress, they can copy the word
And then the write/draw word....
So you won't need an extra handwriting book, unless for some reason your child would just want/need it for other reasons.
1st grade - handwriting instruction in the intro days, then practice all year with Proverbs verses and other workbooks.
2nd grade - practice in regular school work, and in the spelling workbook too
3rd grade - that's when MFW recommends to teach cursive.