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Old 06-06-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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Hello all,
i am considering getting golf pencils for my students next year. What are your thoughts?


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Old 06-06-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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I think larger pencils will be easier to grasp since some don't have very good fine motor skills.
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I used them one year because they were easier to hold. I went to a workshop and they also suggested using them because they have better control on them. They are also easy to replace, but a pain to sharpen.
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Oh that's interesting. Our K class uses these oversized primary pencils.

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Used them in K
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I used the golf pencils this year with my kindergarteners. Their handwriting was universally better when they used the golf pencils versus using full sized pencils. Full sized pencils are very big for their hands. I didn't really notice a difference when they used the oversized pencils as I had a few of those they could use as well. I even found some ticonderoga golf pencils with erasers. I found they weren't really much harder to sharpen than regular sized pencils and my students would use them a lot longer than a standard pencil. When we first started the school year we only used the small golf pencils without erasers and the large oversized ones without erasers. The idea was to encourage them to not spend all of their time erasing. Also none of mine really had the fine motor to erase well without putting a hole in the paper at the beginning.


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I teach SpEd and we use them
Old 06-07-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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at the recommendation of our OT staff. Supposedly, it improves the grip as it forces them to get closer to the tip.
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Thank you for your comments.
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Golf pencils . . .
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I had never thought of using golf pencils before, that's very interesting. I came from teaching 4th grade to 1st and I just used what was given to me. It's always been a race in both grades to see who can have the shortest pencil. I've never really paid any attention at how well the students write with the smaller pencils.
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I have never really thought of using golf pencils before. But within the past years, the students seemed to make the erasers "disappear". So because of this i thought golf pencils would work best. I did not however, think it would improve their handwriting. I am really leaning towards using these pencils the coming school year. I will keep you posted. Thank you so much for your input everyone.
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