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Our principal told one of the other third grade teachers that she had received "lots of calls from parents of third graders" (I don't believe "lots" at all.) to complain about the third grade math curriculum being too hard for their kids!!! I was aghast! Excuse me? Third grade math curriculum has ALWAYS been addition and subtraction with carrying and borrowing (now called regrouping); multiplication facts; beginning multi-digit multiplication; beginning division; some geometry as in shape identification, perimeter and area; and beginning fractions. When I say ALWAYS, that means from my mom's time, to my time, to present time; so it's not like a big change in math curriculum happened at all. Plus, these are the things tested on the state test at third grade. We teachers did not determine the curriculum; the state did. Nor was this curriculum introduced this year! The principal wants us to spend our next collaboration day seeing what we could take out of the curriculum!!! Can you believe that? What in the world is hard about memorizing multiplication facts? Shall we not teach it and let the kids be unprepared for fourth grade? But maybe next year these same concerned parents will want the fourth grade teachers not tax the brains of the kids again! Of course, memorizing math facts does interfere with computer time, game-playing time, TV time, sports time, etc. Heaven forbid that we should require homework either. I just had to vent at such stupidity, especially on behalf of our principal. I am floored!!! I wonder what the principal and the parents will say when they get the results of the state test? Of course, it will still be the teacher's fault! Please, let me lower my standards so your kid will not have to work!!! Sorry for the rant.
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Yeah, but I don't want her to lock me in the basement!


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We'll need some wine to pair them with... Should we pick up Valerie, too?!


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I gave away thousands of dollars worth of stuff to the sub who was supposed to have been my long-term sub last year! And I really do mean thousands.


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My wife has inherited so much from retiring teachers, we got a whole bunch of Christmas decorations this year from one of the soon to be retiree.
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The Chinese food at our mall is really good. I always have leftovers, too!


Originally Posted by xmas365 View Post
Really bad mall Chinese food. Why did we do it? The boys had pizza.
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LOL, Xmas!


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We have gone from spending it like we got it, to IOU's
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Love it. I don't buy many Christmas T-shirts because I get so cold. I have to wear something underneath, so I prefer Christmas sweatshirts or sweaters.


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I just bought a t-shirt at Old Navy tonight that says "Son Of A Nutcracker" for $4.49 on clearance. Another one for my Christmas T shirt collection!

Here is what it looks like:
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Congratulations! Hope the boys learn to love it!


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Good evening,

We have found a new preschool/daycare for the boys, we got home later then we planned. Working in the a.m.

Good night all.
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Thanks, MC. I am glad your friends went right out and got another dog. That is really a life saver. Your dinner escapades sound, well, escapadey!


Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
We had a good time, except that where we were going to eat, the power was off in the entire neighborhood---we saw fire engines and personnel, so I guess maybe a transformer blew or something. The second place we went there was no parking space left, but we went to a third place that was okay, but not as good as the place we originally planned to eat. Sadly, their little terrier had passed away. Now they have a rescued dog who is a chihuahua/beagle mix---what a cutie, and so sweet!

I hope the midday pain---any pain, for that matter---soon stops.


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Love Tastykakes! I laughed when I read the part about your dad laughing if he had to be mailed to your aunt. Maybe he will meet my mom!


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I'll grab some cookies and Tastykakes on the way! Since Hostess went out of business, we now have Tastykakes around here. I missed them when I moved to New England. We used to stock up on them when we went to Maryland for a visit.

Happily, Dad's burial service is pretty much all set for April, except that I haven't yet been able to get the documentation that will let me take the urn on the plane to Maryland with us. I don't want to have to mail it to my aunt. If I do, I'm sure he'll be laughing about it up there. But I'll feel better if I can hand-carry the urn back home.


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Time to go watch TV with Hubby. TTYT!
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