First of all, I am always amazed at my kid's drawing ability.
When I empty her bag every day, I love to see what all she's drawn on the back of her papers. And I continue to be so proud that she can do "bubble letters". I mean, most kids don't figure out how to do the centers of letters (like that "B" below) for a long time. I think I learned it in junior high. And here she is a big ol' 5 years old and is rocking her fonts like a beast!
As for her handwriting, well.... she needs to remember that she is NOT supposed to be writing in cursive. The more I tell her, the stronger the urge hits her!
So, first off, I have the whole deal with cursive vs. print. But that's not the biggest issue. NO. The biggest issue is that she continues to toy with WHICH name she actually prefers!
When she started kindergarten, I told her that as she was just starting her school journey, she would need to make the decision if she wanted to be "Ellie" or "Ellie Sue". She said, "I think I'll be Ellia". I tried to explain that that was not an option. Nor was "Alli" which she also tries from time to time.
And although I agree with her that the curly tail on the lower case "a" is cute, it is not acceptable in kindergarten!
THERE it is! That's the way Mrs. Gaskin prefers we write the lower case "a".
So, little missy is making just about perfect grades. But.... check out the name line. Seems she is a little conflicted. It reads, "Name Ellie Name Alli".
And on the second page, thank goodness for Mrs. Gaskin, who just crosses right through this crazy kid's imaginary name!
I couldn't make this stuff up!
She's a piece of work!! But definitely makes life exciting!