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Re: If one ever needed a reason to homeschool - you might find it here.
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2010, 04:58:00 am »

Before public education, sex education was ,literally, taught by animals.........  Any farm kid with a brain can watch the chickens and cows playing and see what is involved, unedited and uncut the way life teaches best.  It is the job of parents to make sure that the conceptualization step of the learning process gets handled properly..... "humans are a bit different", ya know.
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2010, 05:07:49 am »

As a little boy, one of my earliest memories was riding through the pastures and asking my Grandfather what that cow and bull were doing. "Servicing her," was the reply.  I was not real sure what he meant but I kinda got it. When I became older, the answer was , "They are making us money." I understood completely.
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« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2010, 12:09:08 pm »

As a little kid I had almost no social life outside of family, so I read my encyclopedias. In so doing, I read about how life takes place in the first grade... When my folks tried to give me "the talk" in the 9th grade it confused the hell outta me. I eventually figured out that they giving a very roundabout description of the mating habits of Humans. I still don't know what birds and bees have to do with it. LOL

can you imagine the looks on their faces when I explained how it really worked?  :laugh:
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2010, 05:43:56 pm »

Saving money!

 A sound economic principle is to HS and therefore save the costs of picking up all those required "list" items. Our local costs (for 3 minions) would run about $610 total not counting the fees (sports fee, admin fee, lunch fee, counseling contribution, art fee,  etc.) that are payable at the beginning of the "free" school year.

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When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs.

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“Sometimes I think it’s too much,” she said. “Is my fourth grader really going to use 50 pencils herself?”

Actually - ours might just go through that many pencils. Catapults don't you know  :laugh:.

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2010, 02:17:28 pm »

Saving money!

 A sound economic principle is to HS and therefore save the costs of picking up all those required "list" items. Our local costs (for 3 minions) would run about $610 total not counting the fees (sports fee, admin fee, lunch fee, counseling contribution, art fee,  etc.) that are payable at the beginning of the "free" school year.

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When Emily Cooper headed off to first grade in Moody, Ala., last week, she was prepared with all the stuff on her elementary school’s must-bring list: two double rolls of paper towels, three packages of Clorox wipes, three boxes of baby wipes, two boxes of garbage bags, liquid soap, Kleenex and Ziplocs.

Yeah, "must bring"...like they can kick a kid out of school for not bringing paper towels at the beggining of the year.

Schools literally do not know how to do anything other than squander their funds. It has been that way as long as I can remember anyway: Playground equipment falling apart? Time to replace all of the (perfectly good, less than a year old) chalkboards. Only a handfull of desks in the whole school that aren't falling apart? Too bad, the kintergarden hallways needs cameras.
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Re: If one ever needed a reason to homeschool - you might find it here.
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2010, 03:03:58 pm »

Seems so very long ago... 36 years ago when my second son went to kindergarten (the first one never did), I walked to the school with him and went in to talk to the teacher. The room was cheerful with simple things like wooden blocks in several sizes, some older push toys (not much plastic then) and lots of books, finger paints (home made), a few simple musical instruments, a record player (ancient) and other stuff to interest youngsters. I helped out several times a week, and participated in making many things from recycled materials such as cardboard. We made our own library paste - and worked hard to keep the children from eating it!!! One batch fermented (got yeasty) and broke the glass jars it was kept in!

Quite a few other mothers helped out as well and we had a grand time with the children and each other.

What a shame those days are long past.
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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2010, 04:01:00 pm »

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Yeah, "must bring"...like they can kick a kid out of school for not bringing paper towels at the beggining of the year.

Actually in our County they just send a bill concerning what the cost would be and expect it to be paid. It is far cheaper to pay the "bribe tokens" to get across the troll bridge.

(unless one is on Public Aid or qualifies for "Free Lunch" - one can get the school supplies at a church fair, YMCA, etc. These places spend most of June/July asking the public to donate.)

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and worked hard to keep the children from eating it!!!

That would have been me - followed up by the yummy salt paste dough for modeling.

I was such a bad kid that the little 12" by 12" square of carpet we were issued at the beginning of the school year to sit in circle and be read to kept inching closer and closer to the doorway. Sometimes I even made it out to the playground undetected! bwwaaahhh

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Re: If one ever needed a reason to homeschool - you might find it here.
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2010, 04:14:20 pm »

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and worked hard to keep the children from eating it!!!

That would have been me - followed up by the yummy salt paste dough for modeling.

Oh! I had forgotten that stuff. :) Yes, the children ate quite a bit of that too if we were not careful. Tended to make upset tummies, however. Too much salt. A little cayenne pepper might have reduced the "shrinkage." LOL

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I was such a bad kid that the little 12" by 12" square of carpet we were issued at the beginning of the school year to sit in circle and be read to kept inching closer and closer to the doorway. Sometimes I even made it out to the playground undetected! bwwaaahhh

You poor dear. Sad... most of the children in this kindergarten objected to going home after half a day! The teacher was the most delightful lady, a bit under 5 feet tall and very slender. When she sat on the big, Persian type carpet to read the story, sometimes one had to look sharp to see that she wasn't one of the children! We all loved her, and it was a struggle to get some children to accept that they must go on to first grade at the end of the year. :) They wanted Miss Merriweather to be their teacher forever.

I wish I had been able to have such a wonderful experience in my childhood.
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Re: If one ever needed a reason to homeschool - you might find it here.
« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2010, 05:33:56 pm »

I remember my kindergarten teacher, Mr. Walker. Nice guy.
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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2010, 08:34:50 am »

Speaking of YARTHS.....California students get tracking devices

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California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money.

The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag. The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children's whereabouts, attendance and even whether they've eaten or not.

It'll save time (thousands of hours!). After all - when they're in preschool is the perfect time to indoctrinate have them get used to uhm.....introduce alternative technologies.  :angry:
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Re: If one ever needed a reason to homeschool - you might find it here.
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2010, 01:50:19 pm »

Speaking of YARTHS.....California students get tracking devices

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California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money.

The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag. The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children's whereabouts, attendance and even whether they've eaten or not.

It'll save time (thousands of hours!). After all - when they're in preschool is the perfect time to indoctrinate have them get used to uhm.....introduce alternative technologies.  :angry:

Yesterday I saw a short news feature on the new thing in Illinois elementery schools, which is a GPS system for busses with RFID cards for the kids to scan when they get on and off the bus...you know, an automated bus attendance database.


I mean besides the obvious big-brotherism, It just made me remember how when I was in elementery school there was, without fail, a massive mixup at the beginning of every single school year where pretty much half the students were put on the wrong bus route. Add in GPS cards and I can only see a buereucratic screwup of epic proportions...
Plus it makes it super easy to skip school: just give your card to someone else who rides your bus and have them scan it for you.
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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2010, 02:26:29 pm »

Ah, the good old days. We lived out in the desert and walked a long way to school. (NO, not uphill both ways. LOL)

When it snowed, an old man who lived at the top of the hill behind us would get out his sleigh and two fat ponies, hitch them up and pick up all the children on the street - then take us to school. We were the envy of the whole valley. There were no school buses. Our parents had all sorts of innovative ways to get the job done then. And skipping school wasn't really an option.
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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2010, 11:19:30 am »

Speaking of YARTHS - Classroom Beating: Florida Student Gets Pummeled While Teacher Sits Back
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Video of the fight between Joshua Poole, 13, and his Jeaga Middle School classmate shows Poole swinging wildly as he is punched repeatedly before falling to the floor. The teacher's inaction was reportedly due to a school policy that staff can only intervene after undergoing training, according to the school district.

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"It keeps happening, you know, the same thing," he told the station. "Somebody will just come up behind him and start brutalizing him. I send my kid to school to get educated, not to get killed. It's really bad."

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According to the article this was a two way fight that originated with words before it progressed to blows - why - uhm - didn't the teacher "de-escalate" the situation before hand. (I know - second guessing there).

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« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2010, 01:56:57 pm »

Michelle Obama on Deciding What Kids Eat
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Speaking at Monday's signing ceremony for the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act”--a law that will subsidize and regulate what children eat before school, at lunch, after school, and during summer vacations in federally funded school-based feeding programs--First Lady Michelle Obama said of deciding what American children should eat: “We can’t just leave it up to the parents."

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“But when our kids spend so much of their time each day in school, and when many children get up to half their daily calories from school meals, it’s clear that we as a nation have a responsibility to meet as well,” Mrs. Obama said. “We can’t just leave it up to the parents.  I think that parents have a right to expect that their efforts at home won’t be undone each day in the school cafeteria or in the vending machine in the hallway.  I think that our parents have a right to expect that their kids will be served fresh, healthy food that meets high nutritional standards.”

I've got a solution - don't send your kids to PS. Feed their minds and bodies at home.
 
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Obama said that if the bill had not reached his desk for his signature, “I would be sleeping on the couch.”

Okay. So if one wants "to get a little" in the White House, one must follow the edicts of ones unelected spouse on public policy or find a couch?

When does he get his cajones back?

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(OT:  In my mind there is nothing worse than having two parents who each dedicate 50% to a relationship. If for any reason you stumble or fall there is less than 100% in that relationship. Why not give all that you can as long as you can? )
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« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2010, 07:42:54 pm »

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Obama said that if the bill had not reached his desk for his signature, “I would be sleeping on the couch.”

Okay. So if one wants "to get a little" in the White House, one must follow the edicts of ones unelected spouse on public policy or find a couch?

When does he get his cajones back?

LOL remember earlier in his campaign when they'd show them out at resturants and such, with Michelle literally dragging him by the arm like a convict? Things apparently haven't changed. I'm not gonna bash marraige or anything but I personally find it pathetic that the most powerful figurehead in the country is worried about having to sleep on the couch. What a freakin embarrasment.
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