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This is an idea that comes from one of my interns this year, Tracy.  She saw it in another classroom.   I could not find anything about it online so I just had to make my own poster.  When you begin teaching handwriting on the “lines” this is such a helpful visual for the children.

  • Chicken letters are the smallest.  They stand between the ground (bottom line) and the fence (dotted line).
  • Giraffe letters are the tallest.  They stand from the ground up to the sky.  (top line)
  • Monkey letters hang down below the ground.  They always hang down like the monkey’s tail!

Handwriting Helper

Handwriting Helper 2