Handwriting remains a critical skill in the classroom. Our Just Write lessons emphasize the correct use of uppercase and lowercase letters in words and sentences. We will combine handwriting instruction with punctuation and language arts lessons as well as posture, grip, spacing, and other helpful hints when writing. Children will experiment with different writing tools such as salt trays, markers, pens, chalk and Wikki Stix in a calm and relaxed classroom environment. These multisensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting. Our CCA is designed to make legible and fluent handwriting an automatic, mastered skill.
My name is Denise Mulhaire and I am a grade one primary teacher here at GESS. Originally from Ireland, I trained and taught in England for several years. Since then, I have lived and taught for over ten years internationally. I am very passionate about teaching literacy. I thoroughly enjoy helping students to become life-long, confident readers and writers who display agency and independence. I believe, I model what it means to live a richly literate life by consistently displaying my love of reading and writing. I am confident that with your support, we will enable your child to develop a love and mastery of handwriting. I look forward to meeting many of you very soon!