Near the end of the school year, Emma was given an assignment to type out on the computer. It was an "extra" assignment given to some of the high achieving kids in her class. As she sat picking away at the keys with two fingers, I started asking more thorough questions about the computer classes she goes to every week since 1st grade.
There has not been one minute of that time spent teaching students in our district the basics of typing thus far. At all. How did I not know this? They've used a mouse pretty much the entire time, taking tests and the like.
Lame. Lame. Lame.
So this summer I vowed Emma and Elizabeth would get the basics.