Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm Old School . . .

I've been hearing on the news that some experts
are saying that writing in cursive is obsolete.
Some school systems are taking it out of
their curriculum.
WHAT?!?!

What would my elementary teachers
Mrs. Young (3rd grade), Mrs. Jefferson (4th grade)
, & Mrs. Claude (5th grade) think about this news?
As a retired elementary teacher I'm sad to hear this.
To me cursive writing is an art form.
I can't help it. I'm old school, which means I'm old.
Oh well, the times are changing.

13 comments:

anSeL said...

i like cursive writing also and my I want my kids to learn them.
maybe I' old school also. :)

Oklahoma Granny said...

I just heard a news story on that very subject last night. I'm definitely old school.

Laurie said...

I, too love cursive writing. I guess I will have to teach my grandchildren.

Cindy said...

I have to agree with you. All change is not for the best. Surely all of us of a certain age can see in our mind's eye the cursive charts across the top of the walls of our classsroom.

Theresa said...

I love cursive writing, it's my only form of writing still. I am very saddened to hear it will no longer be required to learn in school.

Christine said...

I remember learning cursive using a real ink pen in fourth grade. Both of our sons were taught cursive in school but choose to print. I, too, think cursive is an art.

Stacey said...

It's true that we barely pay attention to handwriting in general these days. On the other hand, there is research that says the more they understand the shapes of the letters the more fluently they will read. Hmmmm..we might be missing the boat a little.

Miss Debbie said...

I'm with you...old school all the way!!

Susy said...

I hadn't heard about that - and it seems incredible the experts think that cursive writing isn't necessary. Wow.

cpeezers said...

I read that today too and had a hard time believing it.

Your grandson is beautiful! I am enjoying reading your blog!

Opie Dawn said...

How sad! My cursive writing is not what it should be, but I still think it is a good thing to know. What about signing a signature?

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I was not aware of this. When I write I usually print my letters. Is that even the correct term? However, I have been asked to address invitations to weddings because I my cursive style is pretty nice. I would not say I am a calligrapher by any stretch of the imagination. I am going to ask my daughter about this. See if it is happening here. She has a long term sub job until the end of the school year.
denise

Elena said...

I'm with you, I think cursive is very pretty. I took caligraphy in college and I just loved it and I still use it today!