8/20/12

Printing and Penmanship and other P words

Monday.

Did you make it?

I did.

We got our morning recess AND our lunch recess.  And then it was determined that the blacktop was too hot for our afternoon recess.  The blacktop that is actually more of a light gray.  But, hey?  Who am I to argue?  Or complain?  Or whine?  Or gripe? 

Not me.  

Nope.

I might have growled, but it was just a natural instinct, and not on purpose or thought out in any way.

So, I had some comments about the printing on my whiteboard.


One of the first comments was from my BBFF, Hadar.  She wanted to know how I could write that high.

Hmph.

I'll just go on record and say that the whiteboard doesn't go to the ceiling.  

And I stand on my tiptoes.

There.

Then I got several comments and a couple of emails about my printing.  That it was neat.  And could be a font.

What?

No.

No way.

I can't stand my printing on the whiteboard.  Mainly because it slants one way or the other . . . and I need to have the perfect marker.  And if I'm in front of the kids, it's super sloppy.  I wrote "Take One" for P.I.N. at least ninety three times before I was okay with it.

I DO like my printing when it's on paper.  And if I have the right pen.  And if I'm in a good mood.  And if the stars align.  And if I have ice cream nearby.

Evidence

Close up Evidence

I don't know.  It's okay.  Sometimes I've been accused of writing too small.  Tiny, if you will.

Well, if that's not weird, then I don't know what is (well, maybe it was weird when I had last name envy of a pastor at our church this weekend whose last name was Boss, and instead of concentrating on the message, I thought about what it would be like to be called Mrs. Boss.  I still want to be married to my husband.  I just wish this pastor was my husband's father so we could be the Boss family, and my kids would call me Mrs. Boss.  I might have spent a weird amount of time thinking about it, is all I'm saying).

I think my printing slants too much.  I try not to slant in front of the kids.  In person, and in my printing.  

So . . . that's all.

I was just wondering about printing.  Do you like your printing? 

23 comments:

  1. Wow..I also had thoughts about your printing and wondering how you computer printed on those stickies..your penmanship is..just...wow. So neat. I even looked at your examples...are you sure you're not pulling our legs? So crisp and neat!

    I don't mind my penmanship if I can slow down and focus on neatness. I used to have killer printing. Sadly my printing (on the board) has worsened over the years...ironic huh?

    ~ Mizz J
    Apple Blossoms

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  2. I'm a schizophrenic writer...it changes all the time. Sybil, if you will.

    Yours is really neat though...

    Hadar is a bully! ;) {Jussssst teasing}

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade


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  3. I've heard a lot compliment my printing, but some days, it's just bad! Other days, I'm pretty proud. But I hear ya, writing on the whiteboard is almost impossible!

    Allison

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    storiessparkesandsmiles.blogspot.com

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  4. I slant on the whiteboard too but without sounding braggy, I apparently have very neat printing, I am known for it, my big claim to fame.....way back when in teacher's college we had serious instructional time spent on printing.. Always love your random thoughts, brings a smile each time....

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  5. Your writing is amazing!!! Mine is disgusting. And I am only a bully behind the screen Holly ;) Problem is, I have to see Kristin IRL...then what?? :/ lol

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  6. I like mine, but I get major handwriting envy. And now I have to add yours to the list.

    Halle

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  7. I love my printing. On sentence strips. And the chalkboard. But chalkboards don't exist anymore. Only whiteboards. On those my printing looks really bad. And I'm glad I don't teach upper grades because they have to do cursive. Cursive....(shudder)

    Kathy
    Coloring Outside The Lines

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  8. I like my handwriting not because it is so wonderful, but because I am so used to it. But I have a major problem with slant. It only happens when I am writing on large paper. Then my writing always goes downhill. Lots of times I have to rewrite charts because my writing angles down and makes my original chart look ridiculous. Another teacher at our school teases me about it. But I don't think it is funny at all! Boo hoo! Poor me!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  9. Ok... here's the deal. You have that fancy new iPad, so please get that iFont program and make your printing into a font. I LOVE IT!

    I'm not kidding. This must be placed on your "to do" list!

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  10. I'll call you Mrs. Boss, if you would like. Enjoy our non-heat, full recess week! Yay!

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  11. I like my printing, my cursive not so much. I need to slant because the school I am at uses d'nelian, I spent 15 years as an educator using zaner bloser. I'm tired sorry to ramble.
    Jill

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  12. lol...you are so fun - love you! and I wish you worked next door to me :)

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  13. We can call you Mrs. Boss if you'd like!

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  14. Fantastic printing! What kind of pen do you like best?

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  15. I am old enough that one of my "teacher classes" in college required us to pass off writing on the chalkboard. A quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. We also had to show that we could run a filmstrip projector and a ditto machine.

    @Kathy....I thought I was the only one who liked their printing on chalkboards, but not on whiteboards. When they asked me if I wanted them to put showerboard over my chalkboard to make it into a whiteboard...I said NO. Let me keep my chalkboard. Then I moved rooms. :(

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  16. Forget the printing, which IS awesome, you have THREE recesses? Get out! We are only lucky enough to have one! :) Sorry you didn't get your afternoon recess but yay you got your other two!

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  17. You are my favorite! Your blog makes me smile every day! I like my printing.... Wish I could fancy it up like all the bloggers I see with their beautiful anchor charts on pinterest. I don't have a whiteboard or chalkboard in my room. I use my smart board and chart paper. If I print too quickly on the smart board the computer won't recognize it!

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  18. I'm an oldster too, dittos, film projectors, thermofax and chalkboards. My finger have a little harder time printing now, especially on the whiteboards. One of our Back to Basics schools moved into a junior high and took out all the whiteboards and replaced them with chalkboards! I wonder how easy it is to get chalk? What about asthma and allergies? We now have our am and lunch recess back, 112-116 degree days were not fun! But it's ok for teachers to spend 30 minutes out on parent pickup and bus duty! I sympthasize, I can only reach 1/2 way up my board and it's set low.

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  19. You always make me laugh! Printing is my one "claim to fame" and I'm usually suckered into being the scribe during Professional Development activities. This year I'm switching grade levels - 26 years teaching grade 1 and now I'm going to grade 3. My main anxiety is having to teach and write cursive (I call it cursed). Wish me luck!

    Sue

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  20. Your handwriting is incredible and could be a font! My stinks...for real.

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  21. I hate my printing. my cursive writing is much nicer and it is quicker for me.

    Come check out my new blog/classroom. love to have new visitors :)

    Melissa
    Pre-Schooler Daze

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