Sunday, January 18, 2009


We were helping Lily with her Kindergarten homework tonight. Her assignment was to practice writing her spelling words for her upcoming spelling test. She got stumped on whether the d had a frontwards hump or a backwards hump. So, after I made her think about it for a little bit (and she was getting a little frustrated with me), she looked right at me and said, "Maybe Chinese people just don't know how to write. They come to America, how would they know how to write?" I kid you not, I almost fell on the floor from laughing so hard. You think that excuse might work with her teacher??

While you're here, does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve on Lily's pencil grasp? We just can't seem to help her get it. I'm amazed she can write as well as she does with such a crazy grasp.


Missy said...

She's a hoot! I teach first grade and if a kid said that to me, I would for sure give them so extra credit points : )

Have you tried letting her use a fat pencil? Also, a pencil gripper may help her. Sometimes there fine motor comes later in Kinder.

Monika said...

Hi Dawn! I'm glad you found my blog, so now I found yours :-).

Here's a webpage with some great information about pencil grip. Some kids in Grace's class used that rubber grip thingy you'll see on the page:

Natalie said...

She is smart! I love it!!!!
I have to put little stickers on everything for Isabella. Such as the right click for the mouse pad. I wonder if that would work on a pencil grip. It seems like they really like the stickers so I'd give it a try.
I'm having fun reading your blog.

Super Mommy said...

Maybe the grip is a Chinese thing? ;0)

Traci said...

Oh my goodness! That's so funny!

Fat pencils worked for us.


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