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need font for ball and stick...
Old 07-21-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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my district is changing to the zaner bloser ball and stick from d'nealian... does anyone know which microsoft word font is the most like ball and stick???

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I don't understand why that isn't a standard microsoft font on every computer!
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I also would love to have that font! I want to show the correct font whenever I am using anything written as an example for the kids.
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Century Gothic
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I use Century Gothic in Microsoft Word for almost everything. The only difference I found was that the capital "I" and "J" don't have the cross along the top.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Comic Sans is what I use because the a is like the handwriting a.


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Century Gothic is my favorite for this and I'm typing it in right now.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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I can't help you with your situation, but wanted to congratulate you and your district for dumping d'Nealian!

My daughter was developmentally delayed as a youngster, and our occupational therapist told us that d'Nealian was the most unfriendly writing program on the market for children delayed or with fine motor skill problems. I had had my suspicions with my own 4th graders, but that cemented it.

I so wish our district would get rid of it too.
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Our district adopted handwriting is d'Nealian. We were noticing that kids with poor handwriting didn't improve throughout the year. We fussed and complained, finally one of us had a light bulb moment and said, "Why don't we go back to ball and stick?" No one monitors what we use, and another school switched, so we decided to do it, too. Please don't tell on us.
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My vote is for Century Gothic. I use it for almost all of my school related "stuff."
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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I use Century Gothic for a lot of my work. I recently made up my Hi-Freq word cards with it. My only problems with it are the letter "u" does not have the stem on the right-hand side, and the capital letters "I" and "J" with no header. I switch between Comic Sans and Century. Sometimes I also substitute Verdana for certain letters--lower-case u.

I guess I will have to accept what I have been doing.


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Old 07-22-2011, 06:13 AM
 
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My favorite font!
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Century Gothic
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Hmmm...maybe I have a new favorite! Thanks for sharing.
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Century Gothic plus...
Old 07-22-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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We use Zaner Bloser and I use century gothic and comic sans. Years ago we purchased the ZB font...it came on a disk....yes, small plastic disk! I don't know if they still sell the font or not.

I also found fonts online that I have used. I'm thinking it is called Primer Print or ABC Print. It has the guide lines and everything. I'm not sure where it came from. Fonts4teachers maybe? Google search perhaps?
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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I use comic sans most of the time for my own work.

word walls, vocabulary cards, typed test for kids I use ABC Print
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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I usually use AvantGarde. It was a free download online. I don't remember the site but I'm sure it should still be available. It is similiar to Century Gothic but has the line on the right right side of the lowercase u.

If you don't mind buying a font, Educational Fontware has OZ font which is almost identical to Zaner Bloser for both manuscript and cursive. You will be able to make dotted letters to trace, letters with handwriting lines, and you can connect the cursive letters to make words.
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Letters or Print
Old 07-22-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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You have a couple of choices. Century Gothic is pretty good, but the newer version of Word has a font called Letters. It has all sorts of variations, too! Letters Guided (with the arrows), Letters Guided Tracing (or something like that)...there are sooo many!!! I created handwriting sheets for my kids with the dotted Letters on triple lines. Sadly at home I don't have the newer version of Word so I don't have letters but I downloaded a close second called Penmanship Print. It was free and still has the triple lines!

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Comic Sans
Old 07-22-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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I have always used comic sans, but I will need to check out Century Gothic and the Letters that was mentioned.
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Comic Sans
Old 07-23-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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I also usually use comic sans.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:58 AM
 
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The lower case t doesn't have a swing and the q doesn't have the stick part :-( still looking for the perfect font
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