Each month the Lower School engages in a thematic lesson as part of our Essentials of Learning curriculum. These lessons are centered around the LS theme "Practice Makes Progress." For September, students practiced writing in cursive.
According to the University of Michigan, research has shown that lower-school cursive writing practice may significantly boost younger students' critical reading and writing skills. This past Thursday, students learned and practiced the letters of their names in cursive and then, in the afternoon, used paint to create cursive creations! Our students know it's not about perfection; it's about effort, and they did a fantastic job.