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GlennWatson
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07:24 AM on 03/06/2012
I liked them and I saw no racism. I bet the kids loved them.
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Caryn Banker
WYHKTai-Tai
04:46 AM on 03/06/2012
No Zombie_Apocalypse questions? My kids wouldn't have liked these in 3rd grade. Gotta have zombiez.
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maxwelldog
even if i don't go anywhere, I'll still be late.
06:38 AM on 03/06/2012
well now...under the heading of "aim to please" I bring you THIS it of good news...
(however, your kids may not like it, because, no one suspected that the Zombie Apocolypse...

(http://libybil.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday.html)
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Caryn Banker
WYHKTai-Tai
05:30 PM on 03/06/2012
LOL!! Oh that is precious. Thanks, :))
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shaunmarie
Warren / Frank 2016
04:13 AM on 03/06/2012
"Traumatizing" my butt.This is the kind of stuff 8 year old kids like. This was fun, creative, and less violent than the cartoon network. Silly people.
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Kent Brockman
02:51 AM on 03/06/2012
Guess they don't have time to cover, "Good Judgement," in that 6 week summer training program.
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MJinCanada
Safe from zombies until my 2nd cup of coffee
02:43 AM on 03/06/2012
Something's fishy. Homeschoolingparadise.com is nothing more than a website that leads to other websites. It even features vacation packages and links to buy used vehicles.
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maxwelldog
even if i don't go anywhere, I'll still be late.
06:41 AM on 03/06/2012
MJ, I found out that you're safe even AFTER that second cup of coffee...
http://libybil.blogspot.com/2011/11/saturday.html

NO ONE suspected that the zombie apocalypse...
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MJinCanada
Safe from zombies until my 2nd cup of coffee
12:15 PM on 03/06/2012
Oh, that's so cute! Thanks!
11:18 AM on 03/06/2012
That's because the author of the article gave the wrong link, it's actually homeschoolparadise not homeschooling
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MJinCanada
Safe from zombies until my 2nd cup of coffee
12:10 PM on 03/06/2012
Ah, thank you.
02:37 AM on 03/06/2012
God, I think it's hilarious, and I probably would have thought the same back in third grade.
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mlaiuppa
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01:40 AM on 03/06/2012
A home schooling website?

Think the teacher was trying to make a point about homeschooling? Or about the packaged math program the teacher is being forced to use? It says right on it Singapore 3rd grade Math worksheet.

Wouldn't it be interesting to learn that the home schooling paradise website URL was either given during a professional development or was part of the teacher materials for this program that the school as admitted it uses. Or that in some way the teacher was either directed or encouraged to use it.

This is what happens when you push packaged curriculum. Homeschooling paradise is written by Kris Murphy who has a degree in psychology from the University of Toronto. Not a math credential. Not a teaching credential. No apparent experience as a teacher of elementary school students. Just another amateur looking to cash in on the educorporation bandwagon Dubya created.

Apparently these questions are too traumatic for public school students but are perfectly fine for home schoolers. Go figure.
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01:26 AM on 03/06/2012
and now they don't have this horrible homework... they have more time to play Call of Duty and shoot people...
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Amie Nogrady
you say witch like it's a bad thing
01:09 AM on 03/06/2012
Oh criminy sakes. These were probably the same parents that would have DIED on the spot if they knew that one of our science teachers explained what boogers are made of. Not a word was said during that class. Not a soul passed a note. In other words, we actually listened. Lesson learned. Teacher's job done. No one traumatized. Let's move on.
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methodman
10:18 PM on 03/05/2012
Actually I find this quite humorous because there are predictors. For real!!! If kids can sense when they are young that they themselves are being a cannibal's bullies or taking advantage of someone else's mis understandings; . In other words I steal something from someone else because I don't think to write the Title of that book I see. Or I don't have that kind of tape at home Can I ask you what is the name of that tape? Many times kids don't get that? So they do things like steal. Plus it is something people will laugh about later. I don't see that it is derogatory. Those people are reading too much into this. Lots of conversations are in this on quite a few levels that don't get talked about which actually does what math is designed to do. .
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methodman
09:48 AM on 03/07/2012
I came across a book that is quite eye-opening "Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology." Lesia Lennex It is kind of a round table of perspectives that in my opinion layed out a mathematical discussion like a game of solitaire. I feel math is starting to be explained well. The problem in the past is it isn't presented in a self-contained style. This book takes all the wonderful things we love in Photoshop. Menu's Palettes, requesters, Workspaces with measures and conversions to fit sense and shows how to apply this in a teaching ciricuulum. If it sounds creative it is. Math makes you more creative! It isn't a continuation of the decaying English Composition trail.
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MarcEdward
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09:52 PM on 03/05/2012
Have to add, by the time each of my kids was in 3rd grade they were into gruesome things and read horror stories. I cannot imagine the 3rd graders who wouldn't enjoy these problems.
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mlaiuppa
Pres. Sarcasm Society. Like we need your approval.
01:42 AM on 03/06/2012
True. Apparently they can read Captain Underpants and Goosebumps from the library but heaven forbid they do math problems about aliens or monsters.
09:23 AM on 03/06/2012
goosebumps scared the p*** out of me, but it never had any kid's brain being eaten by ants, and nobody ever died. that one problem says the kid dies. that's a bit harsh while doing math homework. you can expect to be scared...in the right environment...when you are prepared. why force children to be involved in violent entertainment if they clearly complained of nightmares and being upset by it?
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MarcEdward
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09:50 PM on 03/05/2012
If you read the math problems they are pretty funny.
Most written problems are very boring (I have kids in grade school, I know). I wish my kids brought home these creative word problems rather than the usual ****
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09:40 PM on 03/05/2012
A teacher gets fired over this (personally, these story problems held my attention much better than the ones we got: "If a train leaves NY at 4 and another leaves Chicago at 6...") and the 2 janitors who tied up 2 kids in the bathroom got paid suspensions????
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ifquilt
11:42 PM on 03/05/2012
LOL
09:11 PM on 03/05/2012
Kids love gory, gross and weird things. I know, I used to be one. I also teach them. He was trying to get them involved. Too bad that he got fired for it, a warning would have sufficed.
08:49 PM on 03/05/2012
Hmmm. This happened at a charter school, and the teacher got the worksheet from a homeschooling website.

Where are all the anti-union right-wingers who usually clutter up education stories with ignorant comments about how charter schools and homeschooling are so great and public schools are so bad?