Do you write in cursive?
If not, were you taught cursive?
If you were taught cursive, were you carefully walked through the formation of the individual letters, or simply given an exemplar and told to work on it yourself?
Are you left handed? Did this cause any problems for you in learning to write?
How would you rate your writing in terms of legibility?
If you were taught cursive writing, how much time was allotted daily for practice?
If you were taught cursive and don't currently use it, please tell me why.
If you were taught cursive, do you know the method you learned? (examples - Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, D'Nealian, Spencerian)
Please let me know where in the world you live. Also, If you know, please tell me if children in your area are currently learning/using cursive writing.
Do you personally think that children should learn cursive writing? Why or why not?
How much do you, personally use a pen and paper? Please give me some examples of how you use handwriting on a daily basis.
What do you think is the future of written communication? Do you think childen need to learn cursive writing? Why or why not?
I look forward to hearing from you!
- Current Location:Maryland
- Current Mood: curious
- Current Music:Kitaro
Wish me luck!
- Current Location:Home
- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:Country
I knew that if I didn't sit down immediately that this would take on a life of its own and take over the whole weekend. So I'm proud to report that I started it right after lunch and finished it up several hours later. YAY! I must admit, it was easier than the 5 headed horrendous monster project I had it cracked up to be.
Now let's hope that whatever increase is coming will cover for the increase in gas, food, utilities... Hmmm, maybe I should have defined SUPERWOMAN and evaluated her accordingly...
- Current Mood: satisfied
I look forward to your replies.
Dug my journal out of the mothballs and was apalled to find that I hadn't written in it since February. I knew it had been awhile, but really was surprised that it had been that long since my last entry. Step one - digging it out of the mothballs. Step two - putting it into my work tote bag. Step 3 - actually writing in it - well that's something to strive for tomorrow! I looked at the book during my lunch break - even opened it up. But my brain was fried from having been working really hard on some intense things going on at work and I decided to veg with a sudoku puzzle instead. Just what the doctor ordered. Anyway, that's part of what I found appealing about this site. A place to muse and reflect out loud, so to speak. Hopefully, a place where I can meet some new snail mail pals. This is my first attempt at any kind of blog.
By the way, I should say that I welcome correspondents of all ages. As I've perused the site, I have noticed that I am one of the older folks here. I'd welcome dialog with younger people and enjoy fresh ideas and viewpoints.
- Current Mood:creative
If someone comes up with a (legal) pill that you can take and feel rested, awake, and don't have to sleep unless you want to, I'll be the first one in line. I wake up at 4:30, go to sleep, get up, go to work and before you know it, it's time to do it all over again. I need a few uninterrupted days just to get things done - over and above all of the things I try to stuff into a normal weekend. I love the early morning hours - and the quiet late night ones. Trouble is that I can't stay awake for both. My most creative and productive time for artwork is 4:30 pm and I love journal writing in the morning - except a small thing like working for a living gets in the way. Go figure! Maybe I should go buy some lottery tickets!
Latest fun thing I've discovered - Italian Charm bracelets. Ok, ok, I know they're old stuff now and have been out for years. But I just discovered them and they're fun and affordable. Go out on ebay and type in "Italian Charm" and there are literally HUNDREDS of them out there for every whim, fancy, emotion, hobby, job, horoscope sign, etc. So far I have collected several different chinchilla charms (for the fuzzy kids), a bulldog charm in memory of mine who died last December - at the ripe old age of 10 (ancient for that breed), a feather pen in an ink bottle (for my calligraphy interests), sushi (self explanatory), an artist palette, bees (I collect them), a chipmunk (for my pet Siberian chipmunk), a runner, two cherubs kissing (I think it's part of a famous painting somewhere) two butterflies, an American flag in the shape of a heart, a dragonfly, one that says "I love New York" (my daughter lives there), and an old fashioned typewritter. I received one with my name on it today (hard to find), and one that is engraved and says "give me coffee and no one gets hurt" Of course the writing and pictures on these things is so tiny that you really need a magnifying glass to see them - but that is part of the appeal and whimsy of these things.
OK, off to go throw some laundry in, play with the fuzzy kids, go to sleep, wake up tomorrow and get on the hamster wheel all over again. I LOVE this Summer weather!
Could someone please tell me how to insert a photo into a post?
- Current Mood: tired