TXT Me L8r!


FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U say whatever u want b4 you rite & xoxo ur name. EZ!

OMG Y R they lrning this?!

& they R lrning script 2! Y? IDK. So antiqu8d.

MayB bttr 2 spend time + $ on keyboarding class? BC it seems like letter 4mat & cursive R kind of obscure skills that they may only need much l8r n life. (& even then only 1ce in a while. Like negoti8ing baggage claim. Or tying a bow tie.) But keyboarding is a skill 4 now & 4evr. They r always typing & pecking stuff 24/7. BTW sometimes it’s even homework ROFL :) So it’d B gr8 4 them to get instruction @ school. They’d <3 the oppty 2 learn something so applicable.

Old deb8: analog v digital. But enuff zenuff w the script 4 sure. IMO, just give them something they can use ASAP! Even 2mro!

WB w comments & LMK if this makes ¢. TTYL.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/us/28cursive.html?emc=eta1

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-01-23-cursive-handwriting_N.htm


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Alison Minion

Alison Minion is a writer and editor. In addition to Funderstanding, she has contributed to vitaljuicedaily.com, the New Jersey Jewish News and other publications. She served as the editor for the Union County (NJ) Bar Association centennial commemorative yearbook. Before leaving the publishing industry to stay home with her children, Alison was an editor of children’s nonfiction and textbooks. As an editor, much of her time was spent sitting down with a manuscript and a red pencil, researching the marketplace and reading the competition. The most valuable on-the-job training, however, was the time spent visiting schools, debriefing educators, and watching children consume texts and process material. In her life as a freelancer, she does this now most evenings while her own three sons complete their homework.


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