Dr. Connie Hebert helps kids, parents, and teachers by helping them become experts at catching "the teachable minute" anytime, anywhere! My Teachable Minute Blog offers quick tips on how to engage with younger and older kids. Comments, questions, and reflections are always welcome . . . let's catch a million teachable minutes together!

Students need to be taught the proper way to position themselves for writing. Many of them just don’t know there is a proper way! Consider the following instructions as a reminder of the proper handwriting position:

*Sit up straight and tall.

*Place both feet flat on the floor.

*Move your chair close to the desk without squishing your stomach.

*Tilt your paper slightly away from the hand you write with, and hold the corner of it with the hand you don’t write with.

*Place your writing arm up to your elbow, on the desk as your write. This will keep your hand and wrist from getting tired because they will be supported by your arm.

*Relax your shoulders, and look up once in a while to give your eyes a rest.

Ready, set, write! Learn more in Catch a Falling Writer: http://www.conniehebert.com

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