The second grade teacher pulled me aside yesterday morning and pointed to the display of my student writing on the wall. “Are most of your students going to kindergarten next year? They draw so well.” She has a son who is almost 4 and she was comparing his work to those of my preschoolers. “How do you get them to draw people?”
“Well……………(and then I started to sing:)
“Mat Man has one head, one head, one head
Mat Man has one head, so that he can ……think!
Mat Man has two eyes, two eyes, two eyes
Mat Man has two eyes, so that he can….see!”
So begins the song about “Mat Man,” from the curriculum CD that accompanies Handwriting Without Tears. My children love to sing the song and it helps get everyone drawing a figure successfully.