Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Speeling Counts-sic. Inquiring Minds.
So, I was reading a wonderful post about homeschooling on the The Pioneer Woman's Homeschooling Page when I stopped dead in my tracks.
The article mentions that the state of Georgia is considering whether it should stop teaching cursive. My friends and I have been talking more and more about the fact that cursive is hardly taught anymore - and is only rarely encouraged. (Heck, does spelling ever count anymore? I hear from both teachers and students that most of the time spelling only counts on tests. Wow.)
Given - I realize what a hypocrite I am writing a blog with more fragments than my hard-drive. But, if Shakespeare can verb nouns, I can write in fragments on my blog. If I want to. Wow - did I srsly just compare myself to the Bard? Taking poetic license and moving on.
Back to the topic.
What really surprised me was the number of comments (at the link above) where the college-aged folks say they can't write in cursive. Or, read it. Shock - I *know!* So, for example, they would not be able to read a hand-written note from their grandmother.
So, I'm wondering...
1. Can you write cursive?
2. If yes, when is the last time you've written something other than your name?
C. In which grade did you learn cursive?
*. Do you feel cursive should be taught in schools?
99. Where did you grow up? As in state. And, let's just assuming that you did grow up.
42. If you are willing, give us an age-range, hopefully your own. Or, for the courageous, give us your age.
100. Other thoughts you have on this topic. Go for it.
Thanks for playing along.
I really would like to know.