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    I had to have a back to school door hanging

    Since I am a teacher, I really wanted to come up with a back-to-school door hanging for my front door at home. When I think of school, I tend to flash back to my elementary days with Sally, Dick and Jane, where I learned to read. Unfortunately, we no longer use Sally, Dick and Jane to teach reading, but personally, I miss them. So, this is what I came up with. To bring them into the 21st century, I had to add some bling.

    Does anyone else remember Sally, Dick and Jane?
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    Yes, I remember. My dh and I were just talking about them the other day. Oh, and don't forget Spot. See Spot run....lol

    Thanks for bringing back school day memories.
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    I certainly remember them. That's just too cute!!!
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    Puff, the cat! (I'm cheating - I have some reproductions of these I read with my grandkids.)
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    I remember them and love the fabric.
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    I purchased a couple old Sally, Dick and Jane books from Ebay several years ago. I was thrilled to find them.
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    Love your door hanging! Not only do I remember them fondly, I think children today should still be using them to learn to read. Children respond well to repeated phrases and words. The children book authors understand this principle and use it to their advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Love your door hanging! Not only do I remember them fondly, I think children today should still be using them to learn to read. Children respond well to repeated phrases and words. The children book authors understand this principle and use it to their advantage.
    I feel the same way. Look, we learned to read, even if the people in our families weren't named Sally, Dick or Jane. Our books now have to be politically correct, everyone must be able to relate to them and they should be exciting. That's crazy. Let's just learn how to read. This is one of my pet peeves.
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    Oh i cant belive this,i found a book of dick and jane at a yard sale ann gave it to my 5yo gd,and she loved it,,,i had them in school

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    Love this fabric! We had 'Janet and John' (no little sister), but I'm sure the dog was called Spot too. I grew up on a diet of Enid Blyton books and somehow managed to survive the experience, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsponcho1 View Post
    Yes, I remember. My dh and I were just talking about them the other day. Oh, and don't forget Spot. See Spot run....lol

    Thanks for bringing back school day memories.
    I went to Catholic school and our reader characters were Ann & David and Zip the dog. I think the cat was Mew, maybe.
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    Just perfect. Where did you find your fabric? And I love the raindrops
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    I disagree about "correctness". I think it is a great advantage to kids to see a variety of people in books that have pictures. I know that studies support me on this.

    Of course, when I was a 1st grader, a very long time ago, I looked something like "Sally" but I hated those books, probably because I was way past them when they were handed out. I also felt the dialog was really silly. I greatly prefer the current system of placing kids by skill level. I wished I'd dared act like my best friend's brother, who finished reading Fun with Dick and Jane while they were being passed out and loudly asked for a more interesting book.

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    sadly I am old enough to remember them (sigh)

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    That is a precious wall hanging! I love it.
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    That is sweet. The kids will love it.
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    This is adorable and I do remember Sally, Dick and Jane, and their dog Spot!

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    The method of repeated phrases is good, but still use them---no way.

    The situations are not what the children of today can identify with. All complete families, mom is home, and do you see anyone of color?

    I like your wall hanging, it brings back fond memories, but I like Dick and Jane in history and glad they are not still hanging on for my grandchildren.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Love your door hanging! Not only do I remember them fondly, I think children today should still be using them to learn to read. Children respond well to repeated phrases and words. The children book authors understand this principle and use it to their advantage.
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    Oh my goodness. Yes I remember, thats what I learned how to read with. I love old books.

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    I love it! I wish they were still using simple names. As a mother with two children (now teens) with dyslexia it is very hard for them to read as it is without complicated names.
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    Perfect, and perfectly done! I love it!

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    Love your back to school door hanging. I have a question? Do you stitch around every letter when you applique? I am fairly new to applique and it just seems some pieces would be hard to stitch down, for example inside the letter "A" you couldn't stitch that down could you?
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    I have my first grade Fun with Dick and Jane book! My teacher gave it to me because I was the best reader in class. My kids practiced reading from it and my granddaughter learned to read it before kindergarten. I bought a whole bolt of the original Dick and Jane fabric before it was taken off the market because of copyright issues. Michael Miller now has the rights to print certain images of Dick and Jane.
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    love your wall hanging. Dick and Jane books best i ever read, they started me off to a life time of loving to read.
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    Oh yes, I remember Dick and Jane and Spot. Now I have great grandkids who can't and don't want to read. Thanks to our government and their political views. We have to be real careful and don't hurt anyone's feelings. Bah, humbug! Ha. I love your quilt.

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