Shhhh....I have a homeschooling secret. I will not be teaching cursive to my children. Really who writes in cursive these days???? Anyone.....anyone....I don't think so. Electronic communication is the future. In today's world cursive is quickly becoming archaic. When was the last time you were asked to fill out a form in cursive? Luckily I'm not the only one who feels this way and most of my handwriting guilt was absolved by this article:)
Thanks NYT for helping this frazzled homeschooling mama take one thing off her plate! T hates his handwriting lesson. I was really sweating trying to teach and rationalize cursive to him...I'm sure it would have gone something like this:
Mom: Here let's learn a new way to write....
T: Um...why? Where is it used...... in books, the Internet, the mail???
Mom: Nope absolutely nowhere but you still have to learn it...The powers that be deem that all must carry on this unused written code. It's like sentence diagramming...you will never use it but you must know it OK? Got it any questions???