Stacy Witscher wrote:Wow, Karen, I didn't really learn any of those things in school. The red dye teeth thing we did at the dentist. I took private sewing lessons. Learned cooking from Girl Scouts.
I was taught cursive. I'm glad they have done away with this, it's no longer needed. Handwriting is mostly for personal use at this point. I was taught sex ed, didn't really need it though.
We were required to pass a swimming test to graduate high school though. I was shocked to find out that not all other places have swimming pools at their high schools. We had one at our middle school as well.
I was raised in a college town, the concentration was on academics and the competition was fierce. I've heard it's gotten worse, lots of suicides, so sad.
Ghislaine de Lessines wrote:So much of this varies by location. My kids are going through the same school district my husband and I did so I'm keeping an eye out for differences. Cursive gets taught in 3rd grade which my eldest is very excited about. I gave her a fountain pen for Christmas last year so she is very excited to use it for cursive practice this year. I suspect more differences will show up in middle school because I am not sure they still have the Home Ec and Industrial Arts offerings anymore. I will know soon enough!
David Livingston wrote:Who remembers slide rules and log tables