Thursday, March 5, 2009

Does anyone else remember Weekly Reader?

I have been thinking about Weekly Reader a lot lately. My passion, when I was a kid, was maps. I had them all over my room and as an earlier post attests my favorite show on PBS was Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego. I remember Weekly reader in general, but the only article I really remember is the one talking about "maps in cars". I remember being really excited and telling at least mom if not dad about cars would eventually have computers with maps on it. I still remember the article, so it most have been something really striking!

Well, I have been thinking of that article, because now I have a maps in MY car. GPS has become in the last month a cool gadget that I don't just think is something fun for Jim. I can live without it, I can't recommend it for everyone, but a weekly reader future report came about in my lifetime, in my car. A victory for education!


Alyzarin said...

The only article I remember in the Weekly Reader was a report that some people criticized Saturday morning cartoons as nothing more than advertisements for toys. I remember being horrified and thinking that it couldn't possibly be true, but the more I thought about it, the more I secretly agreed. That's the first time I remember understanding what it meant to analyze a text (although I couldn't have used those terms at the time!), and now here I am, an English teacher.

Amanda said...

I remember Weekly Reader! At the moment I can't remember any specific articles, but I know I looked forward to reading them.