Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Decepticon Trap...

Nathan created this Decepticon Trap all by himself and then he showed us how it works...
 The Decepticon steps on the pointy thing and hurts himself and then a shoe hits him in the head and knocks him out. I will let you know if we catch one...

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Awesome Handwriting Program!!

I was recently given the chance to review the StartWrite 6.0 Program. I have had my eye on this for a long time, so I was very excited to use it.  We love it!!


If you have not heard of it, it is a program that allows you to create custom handwriting worksheets. It is incredibly versatile.  It has many different fonts including fonts to match popular handwriting programs such as Handwriting Without Tears. You can change the size, the lines and the colors. You can add clip art, letter guidelines, letter dots and so much more. We have already found many uses.


Rylee loves to dictate stories to me while I write them. I made Rylee a story binder. Now I type her stories onto handwriting worksheets using StartWrite 6.0. I leave the top half of the page blank so that she can illustrate her stories.


She has also written letters to her grandparents using the worksheets.


We will be using this for her thank you cards after her birthday.


This year we are starting Handwriting Without Tears. I love that any worksheets I make will match the font that they are learning with the handwriting program.


Rylee has been asking to learn cursive lately so I printed a worksheet with cursive letters and she practiced away.


StartWrite offers a  free trial as well as video tutorials that you can watch to see the program in action. Check it out.

Disclaimer: I was given the StartWrite 6.0 program to review. All opinions are my own.
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