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Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Flaming Oh November 15, 2013 at 06:24 am
How do you know that you're old? Argue that handwriting should still be taught in school.
Elizabeth November 15, 2013 at 08:39 am
I agree with the expert that worries that kids won't be able to access history, but I also know thatRead More many children with fine motor issues and other learning challenges find it easier to learn to write clearly in cursive. Once you get into upper elementary school, messy and/or indecipherable handwriting is a real handicap--it undermines the strength of what you've written, and for some teachers, middle school and up, answers they can't read easily are marked wrong. I think we should return to the regular teaching of cursive for both of these reasons. Many schools struggle to retain arts instruction in an already jammed packed school week. How about teaching it as the art form that it is? Play good quality instrumental music and encourage the kids to feel the curves and shapes as they practice making beautiful letters. Teach them with fingerpaint and calligraphy pens. This could be a great foundation for the teaching of typography in later grades, which thanks to everyone's access to a library of typefaces on their computing devices, is an expanding art form.
Steve Levin November 5, 2013 at 07:13 am
Read about the school board candidates on the League of Women Voters site atRead More http://smartvoter.org/2013/11/05/ca/la/race/051
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Emily Dimant October 19, 2013 at 06:28 am
Parents, bring your kids to this FREE event, Halloween Carnival, games, food and jumpersRead More http://culvercity.patch.com/groups/events/p/halloween-carnival-in-culver-city
Marcia October 9, 2013 at 06:21 am
I think it is great to establish this "walk to school day", mainly to get our schoolRead More children out there for exercise, some might even fine they like it! I am Ms Senior Culver City 2013 and walk 3 miles daily, this has kept me in good health!
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Elizabeth October 14, 2013 at 07:18 pm
Thank you so much for posting this. I am glad to hear some of my thoughts echoed about learning toRead More interact compassionately before you get the device that allows you to emotionally detach from all of your conversations whether in person and remote connection. Plus, there is no way you can get title of the most old-fashioned, out of touch and cruel parent ever. I already clinched the title by by making my daughter wait until she was 13 to get her phone. Poor kid, she missed out on thousands of riveting text conversations like, "Hi. What R U doing?" "Nothing. So bored." "Me 2." "What R U wearing to skool?" "Pants and a shirt." Now I can appreciate how isolated she must have felt. Hey, I wonder if she could have used our landline to get the same info?!
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