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Lorri



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Posted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:18 am  

You are so very right goodnatured. And it does depend on the child and the type of personality they have. Children have to not only be taught respect, but have that respect demonstrated by those around them (ie-parents namely). The old adage is true--Children learn what they live. There are those that are taught and treated correctly and still manage to mess up---but if the parents are on top of things control can usually be maintained.
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Posted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:34 pm  

I see alot of these examples in my sisters foster kids. You can almost tell what they have been through by seeing their reactions and how they play. I was always told to think of little children as young trees. When they are young you can bend and shape them in the direction you want them to grow but as they get older you can not.
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Posted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:24 pm  

I always use the analogy when talking to parents, that a child is like a sponge. It will absorb anything you put into it. So always be careful what you put in/on your sponge.
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Posted on Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:34 pm  

I never heard that one Lorri. I really like it a lot. Makes perfect sense.
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Posted on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:26 pm  

I always use it at parent information night. It makes perfect sense.
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Posted on Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:38 am  

It really does and when you put it in those words I think the paerntal sponge starts absorbing better.
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Posted on Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:49 pm  

Which is HALF the battle---when the parent and teacher are on the same track (and back each other up) then the child can only benefit!
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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:05 am  

I find that really true. I attend my daughters periodic teachers meetings. I always found by working together my child reaps the benefits. I have seen some parents that go into these meetings breathing fire before even considering what that effect will have on their child. If ou go in with an open mind, even whan you feel there are problems you get a much better reaction and more feedback.
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Posted on Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:40 am  

If only everyone had the same attitude. I have been teaching 23 years and I have had my share of confrontational parents----so much easier on everyone if they come in open-minded like you said.
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Posted on Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:13 am  

I think that some people at least out my way feel that the school is labelling their child, I have to say that after going to the school board and trying to convince them to get a boys and girls club started, I have to agree with them. Some of those school board members are older than dirt and should retire to let some fresher ideas come on board.

Lorri, I am sure that you are an excellent teacher, keep up the good work.
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Posted on Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:56 am  

Where do you live erb? Sometimes those school boards do need younger members----when you get one generation trying to direct 2 generations below them it just doesn't work. I work in a private school and we do have our own school board and let me tell you this---when it has younger members on it (say who have kids in the school) it seems like everything moves slowly. But, when we have had OLDER (and I mean much older) things aren't as progressive.

Thank you for the compliment erb---I appreciate it!
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Posted on Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:33 pm  

I can see where A board really does need some younger members. At the old school my child use to attend they had just started a boys and girls club a year before we moved. That school was more in the middle of no where and the new on is a lot closer to a big town. Here they don't have that type of club and I must say my daughter misses that the most.
In the club they were able to get help with homework which was really great. Volenteers would sit down with the child individually until they understood what the ho,mework was all about. I myself miss the club and hearing what all they did, plus the smile it put on my childs face.
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Posted on Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:30 am  

An excellent idea! We have an afterschool care program at our school (a private school) which is for working parents. The kids are all served a snack and then the first order of the day is homework room. Its a quiet atmosphere and there are always at least 2 adults to help.
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Posted on Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:58 pm  

Pretty much the set up we had. I miss it so much. They have chenged the way we learned how to do certain things when I was in school. Now there are so many new methods and ways I am sometimes stumped.
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Posted on Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:10 pm  

I took my baby to kindergarten this morning, it is her birthday and her first day of school, she was so excited about school she forgot about her birthday, I met her teacher, set up transportation and my kid was no where to be found. My baby is on her way, I was amazed at how independant she was and proud at the same time. I took today off work to get her started, now I am going to bake her a cake and surprise her when she gets home.
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