Students learn cursive in 3rd grade, so in 4th I’m not really teaching it, just giving my students opportunities to practice. One of the ways I do this is by having them practice writing quotes by famous people. They compile all their cursive quotes into a book, which they take home with them at the end of the year!
The students have the opportunity to practice writing three words from the quote several times (and then I have them circle their best one) before they write out the whole quote.
I had them make a cover for their quote book and then attached them with a metal ring (I bought tons of them to attach my classroom library labels to the book bins and had plenty of extra!).
Speaking of Character Education, I never got the chance to post about an amazing opportunity I had this summer!
CJ and Ed are the coordinator and director of the USD Character Development Center. I met them a couple years ago while I was working on my Specialist Certificate in Character Development. They are both amazing educators and know so much about character education!
And look at the beautiful windows in the room I presented in!
If you are interested in character education, their Specialist Certificate program is offered online, so it doesn’t matter where you live. It has really made a difference in my teaching and my students’ parents have commented on how they noticed the impact integrating character education into the curriculum has had on their children. Plus, having a positive classroom environment is always a huge priority for me!