Haven't written here in a few days, but I was really struck by what I did not "remember", this morning.
My girls were studying their Language for a test this morning. They were talking about imperative sentences, implied you, excalamatory sentences, etc. What? Is this another language, what are you talking about? I realized I could not help them one bit, if they passed the test it was all them. How did this happen? Did they not teach it when I was in school? That had to be the case.....along with the whole walking up hill both ways in waste deep snow thing!
Then it crossed my mind how much I "enjoyed" english when I was in school. It was just one more burden I had to bear at that time. Could it be that I just wasn't paying attention? Surely not, I was attentive in school (mostly, I think). I still remember some of the history I was taught....I think. I still remember William Jennings Bryan ran for president a long time ago. Hmmm....seems I remember that name because of an episode of trying to look through my eye lids (teacher accused me of sleeping...the nerve of him). I remember some of the math....what I still use today. Wait, I couldn't help Faith with math last week. Something about adding fractions....
After all of these ruminations, it appears I was not a very good student. I did just enough to stay out of trouble at home. Which leads to this thought. If you don't have a college education, you're probably not going to get a very good job. So we are going to push our kids to have really good grades and try for every scholarship that might be available.
Wait...I know something I can help them with in school, no...nevermind. Even the ag classes have changed.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Are You Smarter Than A 6th Grader?
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