My son has about a month-and-a-half left of fourth grade. So if it hasn’t happened by now, I doubt it will happen at all.
And by “it,” I mean learning to write in cursive.
When I taught fourth grade, my students had already learned the basics of cursive the year before in third grade. We continued to practice, because practice makes better, and I did require some of their assignments to be completed in cursive writing.
Last year, my son didn’t learn cursive writing in third grade. So during last year’s summer vacation, I spent time with my son, teaching him how to write his first name in cursive. He writes it beautifully.
But we still have the rest of his name to learn, the rest of the alphabet to practice. That will happen during this year’s summer vacation.
Click here to read an essay I wrote several years ago for MomsLA.com titled “The Value of Teaching Cursive.”