Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Participate in National Handwriting Day
National Handwriting Day in January 23, 2013 so why not participate with a special project for the day. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Create some handwriting art - Practice writing your signature on one piece of paper using various mediums such as crayons, pencil, colored pencil, pens, markers and watercolors. Want to work on more handwriting than just your signature? Copy a favorite quote in your best handwriting and frame it. Give it as a gift.
2. Print and hang up this infographic (http://www.coursehero.com/blog/2011/10/19/infographic-write-it-down/) in your school on why it is still important to write things down when taking notes in school. This will help to educate school staff on the benefits of handwriting.
3. Give a quick presentation on the brain based benefits of handwriting. There is plenty of information to start with in this article from the Wall Street Journal - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704631504575531932754922518.html
4. Need more inspiration for a presentation? Read this essay also from the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323530404578203970519252566.html) written by Philip Hensher the author of the Missing Ink.
5. Participate in Handwriting Without Tears Mail to the Chief campaign. They have free printables based on grade level (http://www.hwtears.com/sites/default/lpform/mttc2012form.php?pc=website) to help get a classroom or student started on writing a letter to the President. It needs to be mailed by January 15, 2013.
Need more ideas? Read a previous blog post from 2010 with ideas for National Handwriting Day.