Academy Handwriting Curriculum

Handwriting Without Tears Program

Handwriting fluency is fundamental to learning because children think and write at the same time. When we teach children to write, we also teach them how to express themselves. If they struggle to form their letters, their ability to express themselves will suffer. Children who don’t master handwriting may be slow, sloppy, or illegible writers.

We focus on fun and achievement to optimize children’s curiosity and joy of learning throughout school. Our goal is to help students learn proper handwriting habits and then apply those habits naturally and automatically to all writing experiences that they’ll take throughout elementary school, high school, and beyond.

The HWT curriculum starts when children enter our Academy. By playing, singing and building letters, they develop important skills they need to print words, sentences, paragraphs, and eventually transition to cursive.

 We energize our students with our proven strategies:

                     Multisensory approach that addresses different learning styles
                  Developmental progression that builds on what children already know
                                Friendly voice that connects with children
                            Engaging lessons that invite active participation

Pre-writing instruction and practice made easy (size, shape, and position words and concepts). Children easily learn capital letter formation as they imitate the teacher piece by piece.

It's fun to roll dough snakes and make capital letters and numbers. We use the roll a dough tray with sand, shaving cream, or rice for additional practice.

Our engaging puppet helps teach the c stroke to begin capital letters C O G and Q and to begin lowercase letters a d g o and q.

We use unique crayons that promote proper grip, eye/hand coordination, and fine motor skills through the flip of the crayon. 

Emergent Writing Milestones

 

Program Philosophy

Academy Tuition

Organization of the Daily Schedule

Program Principles and Values

Enhancement Services for Students

Preschool Academy Curriculum 3-5 yr

K-2 Academy Curriculum

Handwriting Curriculum

Music Program

Monitoring Your Child's Progress

Program Policies

Family-Centered

Speech & Language Teaching Strategies

The Importance of Social Interaction