Spaghetti and Meatballs and Handwriting
Do you ever eat spaghetti and meatballs? Growing up it was one of my favorites.
If you’ve ever had it, you can use the image of it to get the spacing right when you are writing sentences.
When you write a word – Think of putting a piece of spaghetti between each letter. If you have some uncooked spaghetti, get it out and use it to see the correct amount of space that should be between letters.
When you write words – Think of putting a meatball between the words. NOT a GIANT meatball! Just a small meatball. (DO NOT get out a meatball and place it on the paper… It’ll be wayyyy too messy especially if there’s some tomato sauce on it!). Just think of the size of a small meatball.
I want to say that this is for younger students, but anyone who has trouble getting the spacing right can use these mental images to help make handwriting more legible.
Give it a try, then go have Italian for dinner tonight!
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