By tj1R1p3Nj4kiTm03. Word Scramble. At Saturday, April 11th 2020, 00:23:46 AM.
Worksheets have been around since school began. It is the tried and true method of most teachers. While many schools are getting away from strictly using worksheets as a method for teaching, they are necessary at some point. In 2nd grade, kids can begin to do worksheets on their own with little direction. Providing worksheets in combination with other teaching methods will reinforce the topics that are being taught, as well as give teachers a way to gauge each child has understanding of the topic.
Cursive writing is rapidly disappearing from school curriculums. Print and television newscasts have reported on this trend, and as someone who learned to write with the Palmer Method, I was surprised. How will kids sign their names on legal documents? Will they be baffled if they receive a letter from Grandma in cursive writing? Actually, kids who have not learned this writing are unable to read it, and to them, it looks more like scribbles than communication. A Wall Street Journal article, "The New Script for Teaching Handwriting is No Script at All," says handwriting is "going the way of the quill pen." Students are learning keyboarding instead, a skill my generation calls typing. Many of us use a combination of print and cursive, and that makes our handwriting even more individual.
A boomer told me this story: On observing two Generation Y people standing right in front of each other who were texting back and forth, she approached the pair and said "I might seem a nosy older woman, but why are you two texting one another when you are standing together?" They replied, "Because we do not, like, want anyone to, like, overhear our conversation." Get the idea? All of the above may very well explain, in part, why many from Generation Y prefer to live at home with their parents well into their twenties (no, Martha, it is not because of the economy). While I appreciate that not all Generation Y folks fit the examples and descriptions above, many of you reading this, I am sure, will be able to relate on some level with stories of your own.