Tuesday, September 04, 2018

the reprise of the pen.

Penmanship and cursive are making a comeback, according to this article in the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/from-punishing-to-pleasurable-how-cursive-writing-is-looping-back-into-our-hearts/2018/08/31/aa180b9c-aa06-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html

Yesterday  I assembled the first of a set of 8 supersized Froebel blocks number 3 for a constructive playground at the Clear Spring School . I've decided that 2 ft. cubes are large enough that they will be a challenge requiring collaboration. Moving one was even a challenge for me, and while I'd thought of making them even larger, this size will be just right.

The sand filled volley ball court on campus will be the perfect building site for constructing with Froebel blocks. If penmanship can make a comeback, then perhaps Kindergarten and wood shops will also.

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood that others learn likewise

1 comment:

  1. Hi Doug.
    Making a huge set of Froebel blocks is a great idea.
    But will you also make a box to go with them? When I read about Froebels gifts, it says that it is important that the blocks are opened and put away correctly, i.e. in an orderly fashion on the lid of the box.