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Remember Handwriting Practice ?

Do you remember daily formal Handwriting lessons taught in school- manuscript/printing and cursive writing practice? I am a retired teacher- having taught grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, grades 1 and 2 for 25 years, and I was then a substitute teacher of grades pre-k through grade 3 for another 7 years. I remember teaching handwriting lessons in school up until the early 2000s- when handwriting being formally taught was being phased out year after year by most school systems, and it was left to parents and outside sources to learn children handwriting. Now most children communicate by texting and using computer keyboards. A lot of children and also young adults are missing out on the lost art of Penmanship. I used the Paint program on my computer to create this nostalgic-like look at students involved in a handwriting lesson/practice on the good old classroom chalkboard.

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Leon Glorius 18 days ago

Looks good in B&W brings back good memories i still love handwriting

Artist Reply: I thank you Leon for your valued reaction to my artwork. :)

Cheryl Riley 02 Nov 2021

Such awesome work. This brings back such fond memories. So true, times have changed.

Artist Reply: Thanks for your kind admiration of my artwork Cheryl. Glad you could relate. :)

Barry Huyett 22 Oct 2021

good image...

Artist Reply: I appreciate your compliment of my artwork Barry. :)

Elton Houck 13 Oct 2021

i HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THIS LACK OF TEACHING OR ACTS TO DESTROY OUR HERITAGES BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM....MANY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND GRADS CANNOT WRITE WITHOUT A KEYBOARD..GOD HELP US AND SAVE OUR CHILDREN FROM THIS SAD STATE OF OUR NATION....THANKS GINGER FOR KEEPING THE LAMP LIT OF AWARNESS OF THE PLITH OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM...AND THE NATION.....

Artist Reply: I appreciate your very relevant feedback Elton.

Blonde Blythe 09 Oct 2021

Adorable painting with an important message! The children look so sweet!

Artist Reply: I am very grateful to you Blonde for your gracious compliment of my artwork. :)