I sat with my smart cookie this afternoon, watching her write her name perfectly across the top of her paper. She put her pencil down and smiled, sweetly.
"I made my g's just like you taught me in first grade- the tail hangs below the line"
This story would be wonderful if she was still in first grade. Or in second grade. But she's in 4th. And she certainly showed no signs that she'd actually learned how to drop her gs below the line in 1st grade. Or any time I've seen her write her name since then.
But, it's good to know that although it didn't sink in when I was her teacher, (no matter how many times we worked on it), she did learn it eventually. It's all about the end product, right?