Thursday, October 18, 2007

This morning in the Clear Spring School wood shop, the 1st and 2nd grade students made their own hand carved pens based on an early Sloyd model. The work and results are shown in the photos at left and below. The students were so excited to be using the pens they had made to practice their letters and learn cursive. Ozric asked, "Where do you buy this ink? I want to get some so I can practice at home!"

On the subject of pencil grips, Joe Barry sent me a Link to a page illustrating functional, immature and inefficient grasp patterns. There are some that work better than others, and the grip will mature with regular use.

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