Do you have a favorite font?

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  1. HistTchr

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    Do you always use the same font when you create assignments? I would say that I use Times New Roman and Calibri the majority of the time, but I also like to switch things up and use one that's completely different. One of my coworkers always laughs at that, since she uses the same font for every single assignment and handout. What is your preference?
     
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    I like Calibri. I intensely dislike Comic Sans.
     
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    I use Calibri pretty faithfully in the body. My favorite title font is AdLib. Other favorites include: MUFFERAW, Pea Cathi, Pea Roxigirl, and Hurry Up. But I used a variety of fonts and always get excited about new ones!

    Keep in mind I work with younger students. :)
     
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    I love fonts!! But with grade 1s I must have clear fonts, nothing too fancy.

    Why the hatred towards Comic Sans??? The lower case 'a' is recognizable to young students.
     
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    I use Calibri in the body, but for titles, I love to make it fun. The last two I used were A Truer Blue and AlphaClouds. Something needs to look fun. :)
     
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    I use a lot of House Industries fonts. They are pretty expensive, but I bought them in my graphic design days. Tiki House and Exotica Shag are my favorites.

    For body text, I generally stick to Helvetica.
     
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    I use lots of different fonts, many of my favorites are from a "school fonts" program we have at school. The only bad part is that it doesn't read the same at home.
     
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    Mufferaw is one of my favorites, too! I also like Janda Scrapgirl Dots.
     
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    My faves are Calibri, LD Delightful, and Olive Oil.
     
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    I am very dedicated to Tahoma for some odd reason.
    For titles, I mix it up depending on the type of writing and intended audience.

    Regardless of font, my major pet peeve is when the other teacher on my team types up letters she wants to send out to all of the students' parents that are a full page long and have no type of emphasis (bold words, italics, headings, titles, etc.). The average, busy parent would appreciate a little less wordy and a little more to the point, I think. But I guess that's a whole other thread!
     
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    I've been using a lot of Cambria for handouts and AR Cena for posters.
     
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    My most used at Cambria, Calibri, Verdana and Tahoma. I also like Century Gothic, but don't tend to use it much.

    My son uses Times New Roman for everything; I never use it.
     
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    I use Tahoma a lot, and I love Comic Sans. Depending on the paper I'm typing, it's often the closest to the letters they are used to. For signs I use a lot of different fonts. One of my faves is "d*** noisy kids". Funny title, but it looks a lot like writing in chalk. Love it for signs!
     
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    Georgia is one of my favorite serif fonts.

    For sans serif fonts, I enjoy a good Verdana (not to be confused with a veranda).

    I'm not crazy about Comic Sans because it's so overused, especially in K-12.
     
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    I love Marker Felt, but it doesn't always translate well to PC's. If I make things on a Mac in Marker Felt, I save them as a PDF so I can print them out at school. I like to mix up my fonts a lot, so I don't stick with one or two. I love Budmo Jiggler, Hurry Up, Jokerman, Chalkduster, Degrassi and Ravie for fun stuff. There's also a creepy Halloween-like font I love, but I can't remember the name. I use Calibri/Tahoma for regular things. I use Comic Sans when I want something the K's can read and will make the jump from Mac to PC.
     

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