In the early 20th century, cursive was sometimes taught for an hour each day, and all the way through high school, as an almost military exercise. The schools taught by them are perhaps more numerous than some of my readers may imagine.
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Back then, the preferred handwriting of artistic-minded free spirits was good old block-letter printing, introduced into schools by progressive educators such as Maria Montessori and John Dewey, who "believed writing should be about expression and communication," Thornton said.
In all, large quantities of various ornaments are made by the nuns, which are exposed for sale in the Ornament Rooms, and afford large pecuniary receipts every year, which contribute much to their incomes.
I never have read them, as we were taught them only by word of mouth. He was raised by a single mother without a solid father figure to show him anything See I have a Black trainee I pretty much only lurk here How cursive writing is looping back into our hearts By Washington Post on Sep 2, at 3: The Grey Nunnery, which is situated in a distant part of the city, is also a large edifice, containing departments for the care of insane persons and foundlings.
On my entrance, the Superior met me, and told me first of all, that I must always dip my fingers into the holy water at her door, cross myself, and say a short prayer; and this she told me was always required of Protestant as well as Catholic children.
This Convent is adjacent to that next to be spoken of, being separated from it. I was born at St. Campers seemed to luxuriate in the tactile activities, the way cursive allowed them to rarely raise their pens from paper, an entire word recorded in a few swooping strokes.
Now that technology has routed children to communicate via typing or shudder. Other studies demonstrate that students retain more information if they write their notes, instead of typing them.
Entering that, we walked some distance along the side of a building towards the chapel, until we reached a door, stopped, and rung a bell. A number of girls of my acquaintance went to school to the nuns of the Congregational Nunnery, or Sisters of Charity, as they are sometimes called.
A young man who shows up every day for work and wants to be more than he is now They warned us against it, and represented it as a thing very dangerous to our souls. The Superior of the Black Nunnery adjoining, also, occasionally came into the School, enlarged on the advantages we enjoyed in having such teachers, and dropped some thing now and then relating to her own Convent, calculated to make us entertain the highest ideas of it, and to make us sometimes think of the possibility of getting into it.
The only book on geography which we studied, was a catechism of geography, from which we learnt by heart a few questions and answers.
By the end of the five-day program, Johnson said, "they read historical documents so much better," and were mesmerized to unlock their secrets. This was soon opened, and entering, we proceeded through a long covered passage till we took a short turn to the left, soon after which we reached the door of the school-room.
Is there any other reason for an accent. With this, however, I have less personal acquaintance than with either of the others. These two Convents have their common names Black and Grey from the colors of the dresses worn by their inmates.
Nuns are sent out from that Convent to many of the towns and villages of Canada to teach small schools; and some of them are established as instructresses in different parts of the United States.
The campers, ages 6 to 14, spent their waning days of vacation under the guidance of third-grade teacher Kathleen Johnson creating their own ink a mashing of berries, vinegar and saltscratching their names on paper with Day-Glo quills, or with Q-Tips on paint-filled bags, or with their fingers in generous shmears of shaving cream.
My Mothers side are from the South and have harder accents than "They" do In recent decades, cursive was declared moribund, if not dead, after it was shredded from the Common Core in most states, including Connecticut.
As did my Grandparents Their writing was quite poor, and it was not uncommon for them to put a capital letter in the middle of a word. On a sunny morning, Francesca sat in a windowless room practicing the majestic swoop of an F. There were about fifty girls in the school, and the nuns professed to teach something of reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
I used to participate in such ideas and feelings, and began by degrees to look upon a nun as the happiest of women, and a Convent as the most peaceful, holy, and delightful place of abode.
My father was an officer under the British government, and my mother has enjoyed a pension on that account ever since his death. I was conducted by some of my young friends along Notre Dame-street till we reached the gate.
My Fathers side of the Family is from a small Island in Maryland We had little catechisms "Le Petit Catechism" put into our hands to study; but the priests soon began to teach us a new set of answers, which were not to be found in our books, from some of which I received new ideas, and got, as I thought, important light on religious subjects, which confirmed me more and more in my belief in the Roman Catholic doctrines.
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The methods however were very imperfect, and little attention was devoted to them, the time being in a great degree engrossed with lessons in needle-work, which was performed with much skill.
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