Make handwriting less frustrating with catching the sloppy monsters. Prevent them on your page the best you can. But if one sneaks in, be ready to defeat it with your eraser. Sloppies love appearing more than once. In fact, that's their favorite thing! But the more you practice and erase, the more your brain is learning how to teach the 34 muscles in your hand how to avoid them and make perfect letters.
This half page poster set lightens the mood from the challenges of incorrect letters. When kids can laugh at their mistakes, it prevents the tears and anger from doing something again or not being right.
Naming the types of mistakes also helps kids recognize what they're doing and what they need to fix. Many kids find that they might be writing in the same pattern (ex: using lots of stretchies). Putting names and categories also allows students to find more independence when they can recognize incorrect letters and why they are incorrect.
Checkout more on handwriting with these packets:
Magic C Letters: c, a, d, g, q, o
Dive Down, Swim Up Letters: h, b, r, n, m, p
Line Down, Lift, Cross and Dots Letters: l, t, f, k, i, j