I’m not sure if this checklist considers “Tells On Other Children” to be a good thing or a bad thing. And “Participates Freely in Singing”? I find that hard to believe!
From the “Was This Really Homework?” Department:
This week, I reached into the pile of ancient schoolwork (generously supplied by my parents) and found this little article about the “Woodland Indians” of central New York:
This week, we have a lovely piece of artwork from the archives:
I’m going to file this one under “sentences that you are unlikely to see on contemporary elementary school writing assignments”. I’m sure you can guess which sentence I mean.
Ummmm …. no. No it’s not.
Today we have another example of “Why Jim didn’t draw his own comic book panels”, in the form of what appears to be a home-made folder cover from the early or mid 1970s:
A while back my parents sent me a big package full of old school papers and such, whence I got the, um, amazing space battle drawing that I posted a few weeks ago. Reaching into this package today, I discovered this small exercise in giant block-letter printing, in which the moon has what may be an overly familiar relationship with a pumpkin:
My drawing ability never did get much better than this:
These “early years” samples are not really writing-related, but they probably explain a lot about why I spend so much time on Dennis’s crazy adventures.