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Old 11-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #111
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Pssst! Crewsk, you shouldn't tell people you put Savannah in a cage to sleep!
I'm confused now. How do you do it in Canada?



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Old 11-11-2005, 07:39 PM   #112
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ooooohhhhhhhh crewsk, there is nothing like the wrath of a mother
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Regarding the problem with how to spend holidays. We used to be torn apart by where we would be each holiday. We tried to visit well before the holiday and spent the actual holiday in our own home with our children. If our parents wanted to visit during that time, that was fine, but they knew that our own family came first. Sometimes our children spend the holidays with us and sometimes they don't. We understand either way. Memories of the past are fine, but I wanted to make new traditions and memories with my own little family, and encourage my kids to do so too.
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I picked up the kids from school today & Savannah said that her teacher said she didn't do any of her homework this week & she had to spend her recess time doing it. Savannah was so upset that she was crying & couldn't breathe. Well, I called her teacher & she told me that her assistant takes care of all that & she would check with her. I double checked Savannah's folder this morning before school & all her work was in it & the floder was inside her backpack. The teacher acted like I was lying!! Now, you tell me why in the world would a child who has turned in all their homework on time since the beginning of school suddenly not bring it in for a whole week?! That tickes me off more than anything at all!

I'm sorry, I really do like her teachers & have had no problems communicating with them before but this just really rubbed me the wrong way today.

OK, I'm going to go play with the kids & TC's class bunny & calm down.
How old is this poor child??? My class are in Year 5 and 6 and I don't even do that to them if they don't bring in their homework!! Mostly I just ask them to bring it in Monday. Some teachers give us all a bad name! Tell Savannah to move to my school, I give out lollies to good kids like her
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Pssst! Crewsk, you shouldn't tell people you put Savannah in a cage to sleep!

Oh, so, no one else puts their kids to sleep in cages?


Mrsmac, she's 5. I was ready to throttle her teacher yesterday but I stayed nice & calm when I spoke with her on the phone. If we don't hear anything back from her Monday or Tuesday, hubby & I are going to have a chat with someone at the school. Savannah said she wanted to come to your school & then asked if you have a pet kangaroo!
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I feel your immediate family comes first also. I have family 2 hours away, and they celebrate Christmas at 8 in the morning. When I had a baby, I quit going! What fun memories to let your little ones naturally wake up and teeter into the family room, and their eyes light up and they start squealing! That was not going to be spoiled by getting everyone up, dressed, and on the road by 6AM. I am already feeling the holiday stress from the family as to where I will be and when and how long and so on. Being divorced, my ex and I now make sure on the holidays that we each have our daughter half of the day, and a lot of times, other family members are NOT happy when they get shorted on time. It is very hard to make everyone happy, no matter how much you want to please everyone.
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Oh, so, no one else puts their kids to sleep in cages?


Mrsmac, she's 5. I was ready to throttle her teacher yesterday but I stayed nice & calm when I spoke with her on the phone. If we don't hear anything back from her Monday or Tuesday, hubby & I are going to have a chat with someone at the school. Savannah said she wanted to come to your school & then asked if you have a pet kangaroo!
I think homework in Kindergarten is ridiculous anyway, Erin has a home reader but its no big deal if it doesn't get read, and sometimes she has to bring something specific in but again its very casual. I think the teacher needs to be aware of what her aid is doing, I wouldn't say anything to the school at this point, wait and see if there are any other incidents. Sad as it is you will get a reputation for being a problem if you complain over what a teacher perceives to be a minor incident ( I know its not but I also know how teacher's minds think!)
Tell Savannah sorry no kangaroo but we do have a Tawny Frogmouth that lives in a tree in the playground sometimes (like an owl) and lots of cockatoos and native birds. Tell her she could go to he beach on Christmas day too!!
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Old 11-12-2005, 03:31 PM   #118
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We homeschool and it takes away the need for homework. What ticks me off is everybody thinks we are supposed to be in school just because the public schools haven't let out! People think we skip school just because we are out and about before 3:00 pm!

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My dil homeschools their girls, ages 11, 6, 4. They use so many practical things to include in their curriculum and have such learning experiences at different times of the day. All of them seem to be ahead of their age group in public school. One thing that surprises me is the way they look at everything differently as though there is something to learn in so many everyday experiences. The 4 year old is learning to read by herself, mostly from hearing and seeing her sisters.
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Let me outtaaaaa heerrrrrreeee! My little one came down with the flu yesterday, and I am soooo tired of being stuck in the house! The weather is beauutiful! AND, she is freezing, so I turned the heat up for her and it is like 80 degrees in here! WWWWAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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