Did you know that some schools no longer teach children cursive handwriting? I recently read this and was shocked! After thinking about it, I guess it is to be expected. In this age of technology, there seems to be less need for handwriting, especially cursive handwriting. This makes me a little sad because I don’t think an email or text message is a good substitute for a handwritten note or letter. There is just something so personal about a handwritten note that can’t be replicated in a text message or email. If I had children in school now and they weren’t learning to write cursive, I think I would teach them this art myself. First, if you don’t know how to write it, then how do you read it? I can’t imagine not being able to read the handwritten letters left to me from my mom or not being able to read a historical document at a museum.
When I read about this move in the education system, I decided to make my own penmanship wall chart, like was once displayed in schools. I’m not so old that we had a chart like this when I was in school, but we did have examples of the cursive alphabet that ran above the chalkboard. And, do you remember practicing each of those letters in school? And, working to personalize your own handwriting style, especially your signature! The chart that I made is using the D’Nealian method, which was introduced in 1978. I purchased the D’Neilian font online in order to make this chart for you.
I made this chart in a chalkboard style. I like the vintage look of it and think it looks great with almost any style home decor. I had mine printed at my local office supply store as a 24″ x 36″ engineering print for around $5. I attached two pieces of wood screen trim from Lowe’s, cut to size, to the top and bottom of my print. I used a bead of hot glue to attach the wood trim. Then I hot glued a piece of cord to the back of the wood trim to create a hanger for the wall chart.
I hope you like this handwriting wall chart and that you’ll make one for your own home! It’s a great decor piece for your home at this back-to-school time of year! You can find the printable in my FREE Printable Library. Thanks for stopping by today!
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