A few weeks ago, I was contacted my BIC to see if I would like to review some of their new products for Back to School. I jumped at the chance to see what their new products. BIC has also launched a new campaign called "Fight for Your Write" to empower young people to write. You can find more information about the "Fight for Your Write" campaign by clicking here. Writing is so important and I'm so glad that BIC is recognizing that. This site gives great tips of how to encourage handwriting and writing at home and in the classroom.
Here's an excerpt from BIC's website:
Check out what was in the box that BIC sent to me. The BIC Kids line is so neat.
We've tried out a few of the products in my classroom.
We used the 4 color pen to edit our personal narratives. Since we were using different colors for different things, it was easy to switch to another color while we were reading the writing.
To encourage better handwriting, we used the mechanical pencil. It's perfect for kid fingers and encourages better finger placement on the pencil. See that yellow bump. It sticks up and helps students hold their pencil correctly. It also comes with lots of thick lead and a giant eraser. I love the lead because it is so much thicker than normal and harder for kids to break. Using mechanical pencils in second grade can drive you crazy with the constant lead breaking but this pencil will solve that problem.
I plan on using the kid's pen and kid's stylus really soon. All of these come with labels so you can label who's pencil/pen/stylus it is. That will solve so many problems.
We've also tried out the sparkly mechanical pencils. One of my former students came to visit me and I let her practice her cursive using this pencil. I plan on using these sparkly pencils when we add sparkly words to our writing. I also think they would be great for the star writer of the week.