The Writing on the Wall

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Yesterday was our last day of school before spring break. I’m working at school today while I’m still in work-mode. And maybe tomorrow. But then I’ll take some relax time. I leave for Baltimore on Thursday.

Yesterday was also the last day of the quarter, so I had put a note on the board reminding the kids to turn in a Language Arts assignment. I ran to the other building to get something off the copy machine, and when I came back, there was another note about Science class.

I didn’t recognize the handwriting. Josh teaches Science, but who wrote the note? Did a kid who knows cursive write it for him?

It turns out that it was Josh’s handwriting. Huh. I told him I didn’t realize he wrote in cursive. He said he writes all different kinds of ways on his board. Interesting.

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4 Responses to The Writing on the Wall

  1. Deborah says:

    I both print and write in cursive on the board, too. I also teach cursive in third grade. They love it, and it really improves their handwriting.

  2. Kristi says:

    Josh writers with a flare. Look at the S and the y.

  3. Lauren says:

    I like that S. I think you both have good handwriting. Way to model it for the children!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. Carol says:

    Funny – a community bulletin board for teacher messages right in your classroom. Great idea actually.

    Ah, kids today – the few weeks ago I opened a class for a gentleman at the school where I work 2 days/week by writing the date on the board. This confused the students immensely (already in the section of pupils who have learning differences), as my capital “F” was written in cursive. They had no idea what I wrote. Seriously. This is the same age group that cannot read analogue clocks.

    …and for those who know me, I bet you thought I was going to say, “They couldn’t read my handwriting.” Actually, I’ve always felt my boards-manship was adequate – it’s pen-to-paper writing that thwarts folks. I’ve even written items on a shopping list and later been unable to read what I wrote or make any sort of logical assumption about what it might have been. No news to you, eh?

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