Thursday, August 27, 2015

Is Handwriting a Lost Art?

How do you feel about teaching handwriting? For years, it was removed from our curriculum and it's almost become a lost art. That saddens me. Recently, I started following some beautiful Instagram accounts that have sparked my interest in the art of penmanship. I've never been in love with my own handwriting, but I think it's because I'm always in a hurry to get down my thoughts. I think it's about time to slow down and enjoy the art of hand lettering.

Did you know that BIC is on a mission to save handwriting through its Fight For Your Write initiative? The mission is aimed to educate everyone about the importance of writing by hand, and providing parents and educators with information and activities that encourage and inspire writing. By taking the pledge at www.BICFightForYourWrite.com, you can help join the crusade as well - for every signature collected, BIC will donate a pen or pencil to students in need across the country through their partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.

I'm happy to partner with BIC to share this information with you! Writing is a critical learning tool for children, and BIC is committed to making sure that schools (and students) are given the tools that they need!

I received this fabulous box full of BIC supplies to check out and I have to say that I LOVE everything.

· BIC® Xtra-Fun pencil, the only #2 pencil with two-toned color barrels.
· BIC® Xtra-Craze™ Mechanical Pencil
· BIC® Brite Liner® Erasable Highlighter
· BIC® Cristal® Stylus
· BIC Atlantis® Ultra Comfort pen.

I love everything included, but I think I'm most in love with the erasable highlighter!  Check it out:

How cool is that?  I know this will come in handy when I'm trying to teach my English Language Learners how to highlight key concepts.  Often students get "highlighter happy" and now we have a way to fix that!  Yay!

Do you have a favorite BIC® product?

24 comments :

  1. I would love the erasable highlighter, SO cool! Thanks for this opportunity!!

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  2. I am a giant fan of mechanical pencils, especially the 0.5 kind. I love skinny lead. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  3. Those highlighters look awesome!!!
    Emily

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  4. Oh I would so so love the highlighter. How wonderful.

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  5. I LOVE highlighters and pens - especially those with colored ink! I, personally, prefer cursive - I hope handwriting sticks around!

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  6. I would love to try the erasable highlighter!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. I would love to try those highlighters.

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  8. I'd love to try the Atlantis pen. Thanks!

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  9. The erasable highlighter sounds great! I would love to try that out!

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  10. That erasable highlighter would be amazing!!! Wow, thanks for this giveaway!

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  11. Bic pens and the eraseable highlighter!

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  12. The pen and highlighter would be fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  13. I love pens and pencils. I kind of an office supply geek! :) I would love the pencils and highlighters!

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  14. That erasable highlighter is awesome! I always over highlight.

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  15. My school is a Spaulding spelling school and they take handwriting very seriously! The cursive in the upper grades has been lax the last few years but we're reinstating it this year. I definitely remember more if I actually write it down instead of just typing it. :)

    I love pens so that ultra comfort pen looks like fun!
    Steph
    Simple Insights

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  16. The erasable highlighter is so cool! Imagine if you had a class set? It would be great fro those kiddos that get highlighter happy :)

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  17. I would love to have the highlighter and the BIC Atlantis® Ultra Comfort pen!

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  18. My students love the sparkle mechanical pencils. The erasable highlighters look amazing!

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  19. Any of the supplies look great and would be appreciated :)
    Lori

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  20. I would love to try the eraseable highlighter.

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  21. The Atlantis Ultra Grip Pen :)

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  22. The erasable highlighters look awesome!

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