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Old 09-17-2011, 12:16 AM   #4221
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Congrats, BT and son!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #4222
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Congrats to your family BT.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:26 AM   #4223
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thanks pag and dawg.

these were just state tests done last spring to gauge both the child's abilities and the teacher's performance. (don't ask).

i mean, i was amazed the other day when half of my boy's class failed their first test of second grade: writing down their address with proper spelling and punctuation.

omg, many didn't know thier address, and many others didn't capital... umm, Capitalize Correctly.



that's what happens when immigrants in my town, otherwise fluent in english, use the excuse that they only speak their native language at home so their kids won't lose their "culture". some kids (who were born here) don't learn english until they go to kindergarten.
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I could say a few things about state testing but it would need to go into the venting thread and might develop into a rant about that nasty P word. So instead I'll just focus on the effort you and your DW are making to ensure your son is learning what he needs to. Kids learning good things always makes me smile.
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I could say a few things about state testing but it would need to go into the venting thread and might develop into a rant about that nasty P word. So instead I'll just focus on the effort you and your DW are making to ensure your son is learning what he needs to. Kids learning good things always makes me smile.
It was good that BT recognized the sliding grades as boredom. Nothing worse than a kid not being allowed to live up to their potential.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #4226
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Very true.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #4227
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My current playlist. I usually like a wide variety in a playlist but I've been craving the female voice lately.

Songbirds I'm really fealing lately: Melody Gardot, Adele, Bjork, Flyleaf, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Anna Nalick, Florence and the Machine, A Fine Frenzy, Joni Mitchell, Loreena McKennitt, Dido, Carol King, Regina Spekter, Colbie Caillet, The Cranberries, Sarah McLauclin, Kerli, The Pierces, Billy Holiday, Feist

I think it's a thing of having just enough angst to be cathartic, just enough bitter sweetness to relate to, just enough happiness to keep me hopeful, just enough energy to keep me from fealing tired, plenty of quirk to keep me from getting bored, a little mystery and whimsy to carry me away, a healthy dose of wisdom through experience and enough beauty to feal at peace.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #4228
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so, i guessthe dropkick murphy's are out.
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Lol. They have their time and place. They'll be on my list again sooner or later.
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Last weekend we took our 9 year old grandson with us out of town to visit our youngest son and his family. While we were there our 10 year old granddaughter played the piano and our grandson sang along beautifully. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful memory.
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