1. Do you think cursive writing is overrated? (Schools in Indiana have now voted to take teaching cursive writing out of their curriculum.) I have been going over this issue in my head since the minute I first saw this on the news. I'm really not sure HOW I feel about this subject. For the most part, I don't care one way or another if students write in cursive. As a teacher, I am more concerned about the content than in what format it is written. Whatever makes the children comfortable works for me. However.... How does one sign something if he or she doesn't know how to write in cursive? I suppose as long as print signatures are going to become acceptable, I really don't have a problem with cursive not being taught in schools. That is one less subject to try to fit into an already tight school day.
2. Do you still use a pocket calendar or notepad or do you keep your info on your smart phone? I have carried pocket calendars for years, but I found I never used them. So, I write my important appointments on a slip of paper and put it in my pocket. When I get home I transfer the information onto our master white board calendar. We actually have three white boards hanging in our dining room, and they are the organization of our lives. You could pretty much get a good idea of what's going on in our family by looking at that one wall. It may not be high-tech, but it works for us!
3. What 3 things would you save if your house was burning down? (family & pets are already safe) The first thing I would grab is the folder that has all of our important information. We call this our "life folder." It has our marriage and birth certificates, life insurance information, and anything else that we have found to be needed to register for school or do any government related function. The second thing I would grab is my professional portfolio. That, like the life folder, has everything related to my career- certificates, letters of recommendation, copies of important clearance cards, etc. Finally, my laptop would come with me. It is another area where my life is organized and makes sense. All in all, it looks like the things I would grab in case of a fire all come down to what we would need to start rebuilding our lives.
4. Country Mouse or City Mouse, err Person? Suburbs, for sure. I know.... there I am, sitting on a fence again. I just don't seem to care for extremes too much. I could not imagine living in a city similar to what I see New York portrayed as. That would just be too busy. I don't want to be too far away from the action, either. I love the area I live in now. The grocery store is a five minute drive away, but it's not too loud and congested.
5. If you could pick ANY reality show to go on, which would you pick? I wouldn't be on any reality show. I don't like people looking at me that closely. Kind of silly for a girl with a blog, right? If I knew this was being read and judged by literally hundreds of thousands of people, I'm not sure I could continue to do it, though. If I had to pick one show, I think it would have to be any of the "Extreme Makeover" shows. I'd love to see what they would do with my townhouse or me.