WHAT?!?! You won’t believe what a teacher wrote on this little girl’s paper

Published On September 25, 2015 | By Jay Marchillo | Mornings

This is insane.  A little girl had a (kind of mean) note written on her paper… because she wrote her name!

Alyssa, who is 7, wrote her name in cursive on her test paper and her teacher was not impressed, writing “Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings.”

*Not only is her mother a military veteran but, she took the time to teach her very young child how to write in cursive!!  How about ‘wow, great job learning cursive at such a young age’

cursive(photo from facebook)

Sorry, but this teacher is totally wrong.  Fun facts:

  • Studies show that printing letters and writing in cursive use different parts of the brain, with the latter helping to develop a child’s fine motor skills. Not only that, in one study, people who wrote in cursive showed more brain activity than those who printed or typed — and they also generated more words and ideas.
  • Kids who learn cursive have been seen to score higher on reading and spelling tests and have a better ability to retain information.
  • Some people with learning disabilities, like dyslexia, or severe brain injuries can understand cursive better than print.
  • There are plenty of important historical documents that are written in cursive, and children who can’t decipher cursive words won’t be able to read them. It’d be as if the Declaration of Independence was written in another language.
  • As infrequently as adults need to write in cursive these days, they still need to sign plenty of paperwork, from lease agreements to marriage certificates to receipts. (source: popsugar.com)Good job Alyssa, at 7-years-old you already have better penmanship than most adults we know!!

 

 

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