Handwriting – Thurs 1st May 2014

By | May 1, 2014

I am incredibly proud of D this evening and I wanted to share why.

Regular readers of my posts will know that, although she is an absolute whizz with crafting, also anything that involves hand-to-eye co-ordination and her ipad, she finds handwriting extremely challenging.

I have always felt that D may have dyspraxia, she displays (I feel) many of the symptoms but we have a school OT who refuses to consider it. For this reason, I don’t “push” handwriting at home and any notes/cards she produces are a fantastic surprise and a bonus.

They have DIY writing lessons at school, where words are put on to a board relating to a recent lesson or something the children have done that day and the task is to formulate and write down sentences in their books.

Yesterday was a busy day for D with some inter-house football and their DIY writing focused on that event.

This is an example of D’s handwriting 6 months ago:


And this is yesterday’s, she normally writes one or two sentences but totally excelled it here. Punctuation and all!


According to her TA, she is very close to moving up to the next writing level, which is amazing.

Now it just needs to stop raining…

Little plug:
I’m shortlisted in the Health category of the Brilliance in Blogging awards and would really appreciate a vote. Click here to be taken to the voting site, Health is Category 15. I’m really pleased to be included and would love to go further.

I’m linking this post up for @EthansEscapades #SSAmazingAchivements, @oliversmadhouse Magic Moments and @The_Doves for #WhatsTheStory.

Thanks for reading Jx

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rebecca beesley on 1st May 2014 at 8:08 pm.

wowee – that handwriting improvement is amazing! We had similar battles with J – so much so that we stopped working on handwriting during homeschool altogether. Since he went back to school, he suddenly managed to start writing cursive which he’s never managed to do before! We find OT excercises really help when it comes to handwriting too. Very well done to D xxx


Jeannette on 2nd May 2014 at 10:43 am.

Fantastic achievement for your J and thank you, she said it was “hard work” but she was so pleased with herself xx


Karen Sellers on 1st May 2014 at 8:47 pm.

Lovely progress, very well done D.


Jeannette on 2nd May 2014 at 10:44 am.

Thanks lovely, I can’t get over the punctuation, it’s just brill x


Mrboosmum on 2nd May 2014 at 7:44 am.

What an achievement! She has neater writing than all of my colleagues at work (and better punctuation!). Huge congratulations on the much deserved BiB nomination, too. Here’s hoping you go all the way.


Jeannette on 2nd May 2014 at 10:44 am.

Aww thank you for the comment and the BiB mention, really honoured to be there xx


Aedín Collins on 3rd May 2014 at 5:01 pm.

What a fantastic achievement!She has such neat hand writing!Well done her and well done you on your nomination!Very much deserved.


Jeannette on 4th May 2014 at 8:57 am.

Thank you, so pleased with how much progress she’s made and I’m over the moon to be shortlisted, just being there is such an honour x


Merlinda Little on 5th May 2014 at 7:20 am.

Aww such nice news to hear on a Monday morning. Congrats! #whatsthestory


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 1:02 pm.

Thank you, it’s fantastic how far she’s come with her writing. Very proud 🙂


Redpeffer on 5th May 2014 at 8:40 am.

That’s absolutely brilliant, well done D!


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 1:03 pm.

Thanks Iona, her writing was the one thing that the OT said they “couldn’t take any further” so, for her to achieve this is absolutely fab 🙂


Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 5th May 2014 at 11:21 am.

Fantastic work, I have several children whose handwriting is not this neat!


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 1:04 pm.

Aww thanks Fiona 🙂


Jaime Oliver on 5th May 2014 at 12:11 pm.

wow she has more than improved! .. she is doing an amazing job!! Fingers she moves up group soon x

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 1:04 pm.

Thanks lovely, so many “gosh” moments last week, this was one of the best x


Charly Dove on 5th May 2014 at 4:07 pm.

Oh my goodness that’s wonderful Jeannette. What an improvement, you must have been thrilled – as must D. Well done on the BiB’s, very well deserved #whatsthestory


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 6:26 pm.

Thanks Charly, so so proud of her and absolutely amazed to be shortlisted. Good luck to you too in the BiBs x


Kriss MacDonald on 5th May 2014 at 5:27 pm.

D’s handwriting is so neat and clear – you must be proud. And congratulations on the awards. #magicmoments


Jeannette on 5th May 2014 at 6:27 pm.

Thanks Kriss, on both. It was fantastic to see how much her writing has improved 🙂


Mamaasp on 5th May 2014 at 9:12 pm.

Fantastic, well done, so neat writing x


Jeannette on 11th May 2014 at 3:56 pm.

Thanks, I know how challenging she finds it, so, so extremely proud of her x


Jane Roberts on 6th May 2014 at 6:44 pm.

This is fantastic progress, look how she is writing on the correct lines. You are right to be proud it is a very huge step.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 11th May 2014 at 3:57 pm.

Thanks Jane, it was so lovely to see how much she’d progressed x


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