Friday

Presidential Penmanship


In the year 2010, it is up for debate whether or not we should teach our children proper penmanship.  In this age of technology, computers have taken over some lives. I am one of those old fashioned kind of gals that thinks it is important for even young boys to learn at least a little about good penmanship.  I always tell my boys, how are you going to read your wife's love letters if you can't read cursive?  (Ok, at 10 and 13, they probably don't care!) 

I received Presidential Penmanship (Italic Style) from Zeezok Publishing to review as part of The Old Schoolhouse CREW.  Please don't base your opinion on the title and look of this CD.  When it first came in the mail, I was less than impressed.  It looks old fashioned and the title makes it sound boring.  Once I opened it up and saw all of the wonderful, character building quotes, I quickly formed a different opinion!

This is a complete handwriting practice CD from 1st grade up through senior high.  It is FULL of quotes from past presidents like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and also has plenty of Bible verses.

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. ~ Theodore Roosevelt"

In the years that I have taught the boys handwriting, my belief is that if they are writing, it should count for more than just cursive.  I've always had them write Bible verses so this CD comes in handy.  All of the work is done for me through senior high!

This CD sells for $39.99.  We will get a lot of use out of it over the next 5-7 years!

I am not paid to review products.  All opinions are mine.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh, I'm adding that to my gotta have it list! I'm old fashioned too. My jaw dropped out of my head last week when I found out my husband's little brothers aren't expected to know cursive in public school WHAT??!!??

Cheryl said...

I've passed along a Beautiful Blogger Award to you :) I f you like, you can collect it here:

http://crispy-not-crunchy.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-blogger-award.html

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