For many children throughout New Zealand handwriting seems to be a thing of the past, particularly for those with 1 to 1 devices, e.g chromebook in schools. Whanau in Tautoro had a few concerns about the handwriting of their children. Therefore, we have been lucky enough to have Mrs Beazley come to our classroom. She is re-known throughout Kaikohe for her skills and knowledge in handwriting.
I have already seen a huge improvement in my students writing, from how they form and link their letters, grip their pencil, set out and take pride in their work. Tall letters touch the top line, small letters start half way between, g's q's and y's have tails.