I need to re-train you in about a month. My district has made the switch from D'Neilian to Zaner Bloser. I know you have helped me for over 25 years....making "monkey tails" on all of my perfect slanted letters. Now, you have to help my pencil, white board marker and pens make smooth, straight, blunt lines. No more curls, tails, or swoops. Can we do it?
A Freaked Out First Grade Teacher
What is a girl to do? I learned D'Neilian in school and have been teaching it for 9 years. Our district made the appropriate developmental choice, but oooooooo, I think it will be real hard to teach this old dog new tricks. : ) Ok...I'm not that old, but still.... Please reassure me that it will be ok....I've already had a freak out moment when the new letter line wouldn't fit in the perfect place where my old one went above my white board. I have since settled down and found a new home for Mr. Zaner that I can live with...wish me luck!