The posters are back on TpT!
DJ Inkers now allows freebies to be posted there! Yay!
A while ago, I posted a freebie on Teachers Pay Teachers. It was a Classroom Promise Poster. I had to remove it because I didn't realize that you cannot post freebies on TpT that use DJ Inkers clip art. It's now in the freebie section of my blog. I redid it and made it even cuter. Click the image below to download it. I'm trying out Dropbox because Google Docs made the activity look funky. Please let me know what you think of the "cutesified" version! Thanks!
I don't know about your students, but my students' handwriting is not that great. Between poor pencil grip, forming their letters from the bottom up, and/or tracing each letter over and over again, I am almost at my wits end. My school cannot afford to purchase a commercial handwriting program and I haven't really found anything I love on the internet. So, what's a teacher to do? How about create your own? I did just that and I am very pleased with how it came out. I actually combined handwriting practice with sight word practice. After I teach my students the correct way to form each letter and they practice writing each letter, they then trace high frequency words that begin with that letter. I know what you're thinking...that's a sneaky way to fit in sight word practice! And you are absolutely right! You can check out my handwriting packet by clicking the image below. I am going to use it for kindergarten and first grade. Since I also teach second grade and I feel I haven't adequately taught them how to correctly form each letter, I'll be using it for second grade, too.
As always, the first person to comment on this post, can have the packet for free. All I ask is that you come back here and let everyone know how you like it. (But only if you like it!)
The last comment I want to make is about a writing program I stumbled upon. Have you ever heard of CraftPlus by Maupin House? I have heard nothing but good about it and I am completely impressed by their website and their products. I talked to my principal and she is excited about it, too. I'll be placing the order next week. If you are looking for a writing program, you should check them out. Their website is very informative and contains tons of free downloads. By the way, they did not pay me to say this! LOL!