- Apr 30, 2019
This morning our son’s first grade teacher announced they will be doing a research project on an animal. Some of these kids don’t know their letter sounds, can’t even count to 50 and yet they expect a research project from six year olds.
Absolutely ridiculous IMO. These kids need to learn the basics, do they know days of the week? Months of the year? Their address and phone number? The state of public education is appalling.
Just throwing this out there (I'm a teacher), some kids WON'T learn the "basics" for awhile, they may not be developmentally ready. To hold back on content knowledge in the meantime is not appropriate. Kids are curious, they want to KNOW. My son is 5, he is just starting to care about reading and decoding. What he can do is discuss how city systems work (how we generate electricity, get it to our homes, why recycling is important, composting, etc.) He can follow IKEA instructions and build basic structures with adult tools, he can build lego projects for 7+ on his own, there are so many things he can do. If I only focused on reading and decoding he would hate me and school. As is it I can get him to engage in those activities for maybe 10-15 minutes before he needs a break. Your son might learn a lot from his research project!
Maybe you are right but I still feel that they are putting way too much pressure on kids at too young of an age. I am not a teacher of course but as a parent I feel they throw too much at the kids and move too quickly from subject to subject. We are lucky in that our son catches on fairly quickly but some kids don’t and it does them a disservice.
Fair enough, the project and the expectations on what it will entail should be age appropriate, that I agree with. "Research Project" to an adult should not be the same thing to a small child. Have they given the details of the assignment yet? That will really tell if it's fair or not.
And the longer they aren't back in class the worse it'll get.
I think it was actually called Simply White. It doesn’t have any undertones that I could see. One white I tried out looked like it had a lavender tint when it dried!
I really need to vent. I am in so much pain today I want to just stay in bed. Add to that I have vertigo and an upset stomach. I
have these issues all the time, am taking meds and have seen doctors, etc. Each issue by its' self would be manageable, but so many all at once is the pits!
Thank the lord for this forum...I come here and the sparklies make me feel better!
Why ask for lab work results if you aren't going to look at them and 9 months later ask me if I did the requested tests? Which I did and sent to the doctor as he requested. Yet here we are nine months later and he asks if I did them. And only after I emailed him asking him if we could move things up a bit. Sigh and Grrrr.
@missy wow. Any reason you're still with this doctor?? Sometimes it feels like my doctors want to run tests to bill my insurance. I went for a physical and got appointments for the cardiologist, dermatologist, gastro doc, ear nose and throat doc, the gyno, the blood doctor and a few others. I came home, got overwhelmed and cancelled everything.
@MjK1 I'm sorry, I hope you're feeling better
My mom got a stage 4 bed sore in a really nice, expensive rehab center recommended by the hospital. I’m trying to find skilled nursing for her near me because she will be discharged on the 22nd. I’m so stressed out. Please send dust for a happy ending to the nursing facility I’m trying to get her in to. Trouble is they have a hundred forms and documents that I need to fill out and supply. I don’t know that I can get it done in time..and have them accept her. They wouldn’t say whether they have a bed until I fill everything out. Prayers are also greatly appreciated....Thank you