Later during homework he showed me something, he now knows how to write A,B, C and D in cursive.
"That is cool you are learning that!" I told him.
I have heard that many schools are not teaching cursive anymore. I honestly didn't know if my son's school did or not.
Many seem to be saying there is no longer a need for cursive. With the advent and continual rise of technology everything is available in print. I know my husband is a big fan of technology. He loves going to the kiosks at the movie theaters, 'to avoid human interaction as much as possible' he jokes as he inserts his card to pay for our tickets.
I obviously like technology also- I am a blogger after all. To me though, there is still something I love about holding a real book; something fulfilling about getting a blank notebook and just writing in it.
As a pre-teen my favorite place to go was Walgreen's to walk down the school supply isle. I loved pens and notebooks. Something about having a blank notebook just made me have to write!
Things have changed, things will continue to change. There will always be those who push for more change and those who fight wanting things to be like 'the good old days'.
I think as with everything in life, it is a balance. There is good and bad from both, the key is to somehow embrace and find the good of the new without losing the old.
So, I am glad my son is learning cursive. Besides, if they stop teaching at least the foundations of cursive, how is anyone ever going to know how to sign their name?
Since it is Tuesday I am linking up with some other great Tuesday meme's. IA and Shawn's Talk to Us Tuesday and Stacy Uncorked's Random Tuesday