Well it has been almost a month since I posted last. School has been very busy lately.
One thing that I have noticed in our schools is the lack of cursive writing. I do not write in cursive but I do think it is important to teach our children how to write in cursive. They should at least learn the letters in their name.
I remember when I was in elementary school they were very big on learning cursive and saying how important it is for our future. I have now realized they lied! I never use cursive unless I need to sign my name. Even then I print the first letter of my first and last name.
Now most schools have opted out from teaching cursive writing. I understand that the standardized testing does not have cursive on it, however we as educators need to prepare our students for the real world. In life you will need to sign for different things and printing is not always an option.
We can take 15 minuets of the day and teach some cursive skills.