Chronicles of a mature learner
Great Jill! I know what you mean about learning one way and then changing to suit the current fashion or to copy a style you like better than your own. Mine has changed a lot and leaned both backwards, forwards and stood up straight! I love your quirky journalling style though and I wish I could find a writing style I could actually use consistently for journalling and scrapbooking etc. This was an interesting exercise wasn't it?Jane x
what a lovely idea! I really enjoy seeing handwriting . . . . Amelia.x
Jill,I was lucky enough to have a teacher like you. One who had patience with a left hander and never tried to make me go against my nature and use my right hand. Thank you from all left-handers - you know... the ones that used to smudge the ink by trailing their hand through it as we wrote! This has been a great idea to watch unfold and seeing how different bloggers have interpreted 'the brief' has been fascinating. A wonderful idea. Lesley
Great post Jill - thanks for sharing. One of my earliest school memories was of being told that my handwriting was atrocious. I couldn't really disagree: I've always been envious of people who can write elegantly or even just form letters that are easy to read.I too am very impressed that you wrote with your left hand to help struggling children. I'm sure you were a great teacher.
Having a teacher who values handwriting is a blessing. Good for you to spend the effort. So many children are not even taught how to hold a pencil properly; resulting in a problem with handwriting the rest of their lives. Fun post.
Brilliant post............. I roared with laughter at the bit re "Dyslexia not having been invented"............
PS: I love that little slide show on your side bar thingie. :O)
See! now I can see I have misspelled 'quirky' and how I hate it. Many people seem to think you are dim if you cannot spell so this is why I love the computer. It is very inhibiting. But I am really nit-picking about getting it right and this will bug me now, but too late! I am exposed!
That was great. These handwritten posts all flow beautifully I'm finding..perhaps becasause it less easy to edit and change it to what it 'should be'. I'm really enjoying reading thwm all. I was a teacher too. Not retired ..just slid off the supply register! I once taught myself to tie a bow left handedly for a boy who was 10 and couldn't tie his shoelaces. I taught him and he was delighted.Thanks for joining in.
This is a great post & journal entry. I am amazed that you can still "do" all your old styles of writing - I'm not sure that I could! I am also impressed that you took the trouble to try left-handed writing, so you would understand the problems of left-handed learners. I am sure you are a great teacher. I had terrible handwriting as a teen - my biology teacher was one of those very tidy, neat people. I think I drove her crazy - she made me go to her at break times, for handwriting lessons. I think she gave up on me in the end - I don't remember making much progress - except to write proper joined-up "s" and "b". My writing is still not great, especially if I'm writing quickly. Perhaps I should have been a scientist or a doctor... Great post! Really interesting.
Very readable writing and that's all important Jill. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to decipher handwriting that's virtually illegible. I'm very impressed with the different slants you have used and the italic script. Bye for now, Lesley
Loved reading this post Jill. I taught top infants for years and my handwriting was really NEAT but I've become lazy I'm afraid! No longer neat but at least legible and thats what matters.
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