The Early Elementary uses a combination of Handwriting Without Tears and the D’Nealian system of handwriting. Teachers emphasize the development of fine motor skills through a variety of hands-on activities. We begin to explore correct letter formation and strategies for efficient handwriting practices. Stroke patterns are taught in a multi-sensory format.
Cursive handwriting is taught at the elementary level. Stroke patterns are taught and practiced in a format that provides short, regular practice. Both in formal handwriting sessions and when working individually with students, teachers provide multiple strategies for practicing cursive handwriting.