Different, Yet Still the Same: My Fourth Grade English Writing Assignments

I created this blog a year ago (September 11, 2011) partly because I wanted a casual environment to practice writing in. Since last year, I’ve written twelve posts here, seven on Skepchick, and one for the CFI On Campus blog—the most I’d ever blogged, I guess, but I need to write more often.

While unpacking old boxes in my apartment last weekend, I came across my English “Morning Work” notebook from fourth grade. Interesting coincidence: the first assignment in there was written on September 11, 1989, exactly 22 years from the very day this blog was founded last year. Whoa, right?

Eraser graffito on notebook back

So it looks like back in fourth grade English class I had short assignments a few mornings a week for writing practice. (Funny that.) I laughed at a few of the entries because I recognized some aspects of my personality that are still present. I think friends and family will find them familiar too and perhaps get a kick out of these like I did, so I’m going to share the entries in a series of posts. I’ll take photos of the pages and transcribe them without correcting or changing anything, so you can see what I actually wrote. Here’s the first:

Sept. 11, 1989
Grade 4

Debbie Goddard

Some people think I am neat but, in truth, I am sloppy. At lease that’s what I think. I probably am neat to some people and sloppy to other people.

Fourth Grade English entry Sept 11 1989: Neat or sloppy

4 thoughts on “Different, Yet Still the Same: My Fourth Grade English Writing Assignments

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  2. This is fantastic! I was also going to say that we had the same handwriting in fourth grade, but I should revise that to say that we must have had similar indoctrination in good penmanship. 🙂

    1. @NFQ, did you also go to Catholic school? I have the impression that they tended to spend more time on penmanship.

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