Category Archives: German Schools

Memories of Penmanship

Our first-grade teacher watched us practice cursive letters using an exceptionally long thick pencil.  We drew swirls until our small hands became accustomed to holding the pencil as we wrote hesitant letters.  Serious faces. Sit up straight.  Hold the pencil … Continue reading

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A Most Unusual School Year!

Everything about this school year Screams UNUSUAL. Most unusual! Classes normally commence after Labor Day. New clothes and school supplies are purchased. School districts all have different calendars. Our neighborhood has many teachers who must juggle when they teach from … Continue reading

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