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Gerianne

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breakfast conversation
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:03:36 am »
I sat with two retired teachers this morning.
We started talking about learning cursive writing in third grade.
There is a fancy way to write the capital Q.
I don't know of very many people who write it that way.
Nowadays, it depends on the "font" used.
 

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 09:13:20 am »
Writing courses was a big thing when I was in grade school, not like now no time for it. I like to have pretty handwriting.   

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 09:18:14 am »
I'm in my 60s so cursive definitely practiced quite a bit when I was in school.  I remember the lined paper and how you brought your smaller letters to the top of the middle dotted line and your capital letters needed to retch to the top solid line.  If letters were poorly made, sometimes someone had to do a line over.  It was practiced every week for several years. I think the "art' of writing is becoming a thing of the past with the use of technology.  The future moves on!

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 09:24:40 am »
I don't even remember how to write in cursive. The English language is changing, and I think it's pretty sad. Soon, we'll be communicating through emojis.  :-\ :bad:

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 06:06:24 pm »
Too bad kids don't learn cursive writing anymore. Although it was hard to do in the beginning, its very useful. Can you read the Declaration of Independence?

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 05:05:30 am »

    Did you take penmanship classes in Elementary School?

bshee58

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 05:12:39 am »
As growing up its only one way I remember to write the letter Q, so if there is a different way I wouldn't mind seeing it.

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 05:48:15 am »
I remember the cursive Q looked like a fancy 2.
Have a wonderful day!

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 06:01:07 am »
I'm glad I had to learn cursive writing but very seldom use it anymore  and yes capitol q looked like a fancy 2

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 08:39:28 am »
I think cursive is becoming outdated except for a signature and the spelling is becoming a few letters or jargon.  Sometimes a need a younger person to figure out some of that stuff because nothing is spelled out anymore.

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 12:24:22 pm »
I find it so strange that that there isn't the same emphasis on cursive now in school. It was touted a lot at my elementary school as an essential skill. But there's a lot less handwriting now. So I guess I get it.

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 01:11:22 pm »
My grand-kids (mostly grown) can write in cursive, but often fall back on printing.

What a shame.  Learning long-hand was like learning a language, and learning to take care of detail.

A great learning skill.  Glad I grew up learning that.

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 04:02:08 pm »
Yes I am retired Educator and the kids today are basically unfamiliar with cursive writing! I substitute sometimes and the way they learn everything today seems to be different then I went to school; answer is the same but the methods use today is  different.

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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 06:08:19 pm »
I have always written in cursive.  Even when I am printing, cursive always sneak in some how. :neutral:
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Re: breakfast conversation
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 07:51:30 pm »
Remember this part of our daily homework in 3rd and 4th grade and yes the Q was also written like a 2. 

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