Kid: "Are we learning any Common Core this year?"
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Me: "Absolutely, everything we're learning is based on Common Core standards."
Kid: "Oh. Well my mom says Common Core is a load of junk."
Me: "Oh? If she has any questions or concerns about what you're learning this year, tell her she can give me a call. I want her to be very comfortable with what her son is doing in school." How about you? Do you feel like you've learned anything new this year?"
Me: "Well, did you know how to make compound sentence before 4th grade?"
Me: "What about the patterns we've been identifying in math? Did you see those before 4th grade?"
Kid: "Well, no."
Me: "Both of those come from the Common Core standard. It seems you have learned something from those standards, right?"
Kid: " No. They are just a load of junk."
I guess you can't fight genetics.
Posted by Edna Lee at 1:52 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014
As I've done too many times to count, I spoke before I thought.
And had this conversation with a child:
Me: So Timmy, what instrument are you going to play in orchestra?
Fifth Grader Timmy: Trumpet
Me: Ah, so you're a brass man. (Wait! Did I just say that?!?)
Fifth Grader Timmy: I guess I am! Maybe I'll call myself that!
Me: Um, let's not.
Posted by Edna Lee at 7:39 PM