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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    They handed out a sheet of paper at the end of the year with a list of books to read.
    I ended up tossing it in the trash because they weren't interesting to me.
    Never did get in trouble for it.

    You guys have/had it better than I experienced.
    We had to read what the teachers assigned in high school. In elementary school, I could read what I wanted and that's how my classroom works. I'll have one kid learning about the Civil War while another is reading Beezus and Ramona and another is listening to Harry Potter on CD and another is trying to find out what kind of leaf he found at recess in my tree book.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We had to read what the teachers assigned in high school. In elementary school, I could read what I wanted and that's how my classroom works. I'll have one kid learning about the Civil War while another is reading Beezus and Ramona and another is listening to Harry Potter on CD and another is trying to find out what kind of leaf he found at recess in my tree book.
    That would of been better in my opinion but honestly, I hated school with a passion.
    I really, really hated it.

    I remember in 8th grade going to sleep in class because many of the students had serious reading problems, couldn't pronounce words, etc.
    The better read students are stuffed in the class with the kids that had reading problems.

    It was moronic.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Oh, I don't do round robin reading either. It's not effective.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Oh, I don't do round robin reading either. It's not effective.
    I'm not anti teacher really, just anti school.

    If I had it my way, there would be no more "public" schools.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    There's no reason they can't take those classes during evenings and weekends. My mom is a teacher and just got her masters degree that way.
    Plenty of reasons... family, coaching obligations (tough taking classes while a sports season is going on). Your mom was an exception. It would have been impossible for me to take classes like that when I was teaching in Georgia.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Which is why they should be assigned homework over the summer. Nothing much, but enough so they don't get lazy. If I had year round school I might have killed myself.
    As I was in the CP (College Prep) track, I always had summer reading I had to slog through -- while on road trips for soccer (which is how I spent most of my summers from the time I was 10 years old)... People who say students need structured time in the summer, playing on travel teams can be HIGHLY structured..
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh see it was different for me. I had to give them a list of books I wanted to read and they had to check and make sure the books were not under my grade level.
    Mine was different to... we had a list of about ten books and we had to choose four of them...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That would of been better in my opinion but honestly, I hated school with a passion.
    I really, really hated it.

    I remember in 8th grade going to sleep in class because many of the students had serious reading problems, couldn't pronounce words, etc.
    The better read students are stuffed in the class with the kids that had reading problems.

    It was moronic.
    My high school had tracking -- AP/Advanced; CP (college prep); General 1; General 2; Remedial

    The school I taught at in Georgia did NOT do this (except for AP) because it was deemed a racist policy. Makes me glad I grew up in a state that didn't have to deal with that nonsense...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    My high school had tracking -- AP/Advanced; CP (college prep); General 1; General 2; Remedial

    The school I taught at in Georgia did NOT do this (except for AP) because it was deemed a racist policy. Makes me glad I grew up in a state that didn't have to deal with that nonsense...
    Where do you think I went to school?

    Middle school was odd, anyone who passed the reading portion of the Iowa test(?) was exempt from the reading class and could take a foreign language.
    However, they stuffed all of us in the same language arts class.
    Super idiotic, moronic.

    Reading stuff like, "The Most Dangerous Game," took forever because a lot of the kids stumbled or couldn't pronounce the words.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    As I was in the CP (College Prep) track, I always had summer reading I had to slog through -- while on road trips for soccer (which is how I spent most of my summers from the time I was 10 years old)... People who say students need structured time in the summer, playing on travel teams can be HIGHLY structured..
    Yep I played soccer every day for a team and baseball every Tuesday night with a couple of friends at a local park. Plus the 5 books I read a summer and various other math and science things my dad had me do. It wasn't until I was introduced to the addictive thing known as video games that my summers began to change.

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