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Julie, we actually do NOT teach to the test at all, thank goodness----we do some types of work like that the few weeks before the actual test since most of my work in class doesn't involve 'bubbling in' anything! But I'm 'free' to teach how I want. I'm not in a public school. My daughter is in HISD and her principal does the same thing---they do actual, regular teaching! I'm not sure if my son, who teaches in Alief, has the same options. When my daughter was there with him with a different principal she had a lot of leeway, too. But many public schools DO spend their time teaching test taking skills. It's so hard! My concern is that some of my kids aren't able to concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time---and so much of this test, all parts, require concentration and listening skills! Kids are expected to be able to attend to what's going on and they aren't able to for one reason or another. I had a very bright child miss almost half of the math today---he just couldn't keep up and I'm 'supposed' to 'move to the next question' every 10 seconds. I couldn't keep up myself if I was taking it, I'm sure. There's so much more to a learning experience that giving a 6-7 yr. old a test that lasts 5 days and covers everything learned in a lifetime! Okay...off my soap box!

Donna, congrats on your oldest doing her student teaching. And as for the younger one, my middle child was the same way---sooo much potential, great test scores and great grades when he wanted to. It had nothing to do with the nerd factor---his school stopped their accellerated program in jr. high and he was put into the regular classrooms. His take on it was that if the other kids were acting up and the teacher didn't do anything about it, why should he strive for something great? I hated his attitude. It lasted for years. But he eventually got out of college and is gainfully employed---and a wonderful human being! It does happen!

Okay...getting late. Off to school...

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I sure do wish I could find a button to push to motivate my 15-year old to do better in school. She is brilliant but just passing because she doesn't want to be considered a "nerd". Sigh...peer pressure sucks.

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Congratulations to your daughter, Donna!

Mary, as a parent I am saddened by teaching to the test and the emphasis on standardized testing in the public schools. I have yet to see a multiple choice problem in the work place! We are removing the teachers--the most valuable part of the classroom--with these strict rules about what to teach when and for how long! Can you tell this touched a nerve for me?

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My daughter will have her Master's in just a few months. She is doing her final student teaching now. I'm so proud of her!

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Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Thanks, Donna! I don't know many teachers who like this type of testing---I'd much rather see that the kids understand and do well overall on any given day rather than having 'someone' who has no idea of hte makeup of the kids taking a particular test trying to 'trick' them into seeing how well they can weed out what's not needed, etc. There's so much pressure on them and it's not a fair assessment in my book!

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Sounds like you are a very positive teacher! I know my daughter has so much of her grades placed on the tests she takes. She is fortunately a good test taker but others are not!

Donna

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No, those are public school tests. This is 'just' the Stanford 10----it's all subjects: language arts, reading, math, science and social studies. The way the questions are posed and the language used are not 'user friendly' and it is hard to try to explain to the kids a totally different terminology at this late date! We call compound words--compound words, lol and contractions are contractions! The test calls it something like 'two words in one word' and a shortened version or 2 words for contrations, etc. I find it confusing trying to stay with the wording as I read it---and most of the time I can only read a passage once. These poor kids have to really listen, and that's so hard at this age! But I try to explain to the parents that if they're doing well on a daily basis, don't worry about how they performed on a test. Even some of my brightest ones missed easy questions today---I wish we didn't have to do it, but all schools seem to like having some sort of a standardized test format!


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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

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Mary does your school have the new STAR tests or the TASK test?

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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Count me in with good wishes for the house selling business, Debbie! We sold my parents' house about 3 years ago in 6 weeks. My MIL's house took about 6 months, but for Beaumont and Port Arthur, we considered that phenominal!

Julie, I'm sorry you can't meet with us either...another time, okay?

Day 1 of standardized testing out of the way....4 more to go! I'm getting ready to do my strength training as I watch The Voice!

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Good luck on the house, Debbie.

Mary and Donna, I won't be able to make it on Saturday. Another time! Have fun!

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Oh I hope the house sells and I hope you get your rooms remodeled quickly and easily!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Smack dab in the middle of remodeling my back 2 rooms. Weekends and mornings are the only time I can get extra bodies to help out. Our son and his family just moved back from San Antonio this weekend and we will be getting everyone busy, busy, busy.......

Had an offer on moms house yesterday...... Now we wait to see the outcome.

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Yes, Debbie---we'll all get together at some point!

Mary
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We will take you up on the "next time"!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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4/9/12 11:00 A

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I can't make it ladies but sounds like a great morning you have planned. Have a great time and save the stories so we can read all about your visit!


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4/9/12 7:29 A

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Sounds perfect!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Yes, that's it! Let's try for maybe 9:30 ish? I'm sure there's a Starbuck's and we can visit and maybe walk around a little!

Here's to a great work week for everyone.

Mary

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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Cinco Ranch is the one after Fry, and 99 is the Grand Parkway?? If so that is about three miles from my apartments. lol Those shops there are beautiful! I have so wanted to go there but haven't made it yet. Sounds perfect to me!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Absolutely!

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Keep me posted on what you decide to try and I'll see what I can do!

Happy Easter!

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Is there a place near La Centera, I think that's the name of the big shopping area near 99 and Cinco Ranch Blvd? It's probably halfway between the 2 of us. Let me know! Maybe we could grab some coffee and take a walk...there are neighborhood trails all around that area. I don't 'know' them but we could follow one for a while, then turn back and go to where we parked. Just a thought!

Mary

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I'm open for just about anything. I'm not familiar with my "area" yet but the customer service in the Katy area is exemplary...well except for the Kroger on Mason Road by Plato's Closet. That is the only place I've had bad customer service so far. lol

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Happy Easter! It's a gorgeous day and I'm heading to my younger son's house in Katy for lunch and an Easter Egg hunt! Donna, I'm sorry you hurt you toe. Maybe it's a strain in your foot somewhere else that's graviting there? Hope you're better soon.

If it's just us meeting next week, where do you want to go? I can come out your way if you want!

Mary

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

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Had a decent day today but didn't make it to the pool. Had friends over and we ate scalloped potatoes with beef links. Yum! Then we went shopping for a few hours and now I'm tired and ready for bed. My food hurts for some reason, like I have a broken toe only I never bumped my toe. Hmmmm.....

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Oh, Julie, I hope you can join us---if we go anywhere! I just got back from the Easter Vigil Mass at my son's church in Katy. His fiance's son was baptized, confirmed, and made his 1st communion all at the same time! It was lovely but I'm so tired.

Happy Easter/Passover to everyone.


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May you all have a restful and wonderful weekend!

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I'm not sure about next Saturday. . . . you all may have to go on without me.

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I don't have anything planned right now. What about Momma (what's your name, lol?) and Debbie? Could you join us? Let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.

Mary

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I think I'm available next Saturday. What time?

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Momma, I read your wonderful blog about living in the present. You did a fine job! Thanks for sharing that.

Donna, I hope you enjoyed the yoga---I've not tried that one but I did enjoy regular yoga a few years ago.

Have y'all thought about meeting next Saturday somewhere in the Sugarland area like we talked about?

Happy Easter or Passover---or just plain happy weekend!

Mary

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Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

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The pizza landed at my house late last week and I really over indulged, but now I am back on track.

I actually wonder if I was eating too little as since then the scale has gone down 3 pounds!

Hope you all have a fantastic Easter!

Keep swinging.

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Made it to Bikram again today. I'm going to read a few more emails then head off to bed after walking the dogs. I am tired tired tired!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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"Your pizza" found its way to MY house, Donna! I had my 90 minute water aerobics class last night and we were all talking about how totallly starved we all are after class. Everyone was talking about pizza and I went to Pizza Hut and got one! I ate 4 thin crust pieces. I don't know that I've ever done that. I won't again...ate lightly tonight and will continue to be good once again. But it was great at the moment, deep sigh.

Congrats on your 3rd goal, Debbie. That's just wonderful!

I hope the rain is gentle to us if it comes again, Momma---I was astonished at poor Dallas yesterday with the tornadoes.

Have a great evening, friends.

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We are supposed to get storms tomorrow! I love the rain!

Everyone stay safe!

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Good for you, Donna!

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That's wonderful! I had a busy day at work, didn't leave in time to go to my Bikram class BUT instead of getting the pizza I wanted for dinner I am having a spinach salad with almonds, raisins, cheese, eggs and...well that's all. It's pretty good and I will feel better for eating that instead of the pizza.

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This just feels like a good day
They say we may get some rain this evening but that's OKEY DOKEY with me!
Yesterday was a very high stress day but when I stepped on the scale this morning for a (forbidden) weight check, I was down another pound!
I am .8 oz away from goal # 3.
Mom's doing much better. We have good and bad day's but today seems to be a good one.
Have a bright and shiny day my friends!




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I love those smaller goals. They mean a lot to me when I reach them. Two more pounds to reach a goal is great! Expecting more rain today. We need it but yuck. lol I hope when it rains it's when I"m not having to drive. I hate driving in Houston on a regular day and hate it worse on a rainy day. lol

Have a great day everyone and make good choices. Have you posted your exercise minutes yet? Don't forget the SPRING challenge!

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I dropped 1 pound this week.... YAY! I was so afraid to step on the scale and not lose some weight. I didn't lose last week but I didn't gain either. I am now 2 pounds away from my 3rd goal. The 1st goal was to get out of the 340's, 2nd was to leave the 330's behind, now for the 3rd and thats to climb out of the 320's.
Good luck to everyone this week and good health!

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I made it to Bikram tonight and feel wonderful. Just waiting for my laundry to finish so I can go to bed. Had to wash my Bikram clothes for tomorrow.

Okay everyone on facebook please go and "LIKE" this page. It's my daughter Lauren. She is trying to become a life coach along with her Masters in education...and possibly making the Bengals this season. www.facebook.com/findyourstrong I'm so proud of her!

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Me neither on the lottery (of course, I didn't buy a ticket)

on the other hand, I did get on the stationary bike for 15 minutes!

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I don't think I win the lottery. emoticon

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What a hoot! Maybe we should ALL go for the bug stuff just 'because' lol! Let's try for the weekend after Easter. Maybe we can research a central location? And maybe one of us will win the Mega Millions tonight and pay for all of us, lol!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mary

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SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
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I will give up my regular snack for a caramel maccaito (or however you spell it) I do love caramel!

Let's try to make this happen. We'll just have to see how things are going after Easter.

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I am ready! I love Starbucks...just can't drink the pink stuff because the color is from bugs. lol Did y'all see that news article? It's funny because PETA is mad because it takes 70,000 bugs (or some HUGE number) to make a pound of the dye and vegetarians are mad because bus are meat. lol

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That weekend could work for me as well. . . .



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I will have to do some checking on this end. My son is moveing back from San Antonio. He brings 3 adorable balls of energy with him.


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Hmmmm...the weekend of the 14th could possibly work for me!

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

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Maybe we could aim for the weekend after Easter? I think it would be fun to actually 'see' each other! Last weekend I went to Galveston and met with a Spark Friend and her family---she's about 2 hours from Houston but has family here. We met in November when her dd was in the hospital here. I went to Florida this past Spring Break with 2 teacher friends I met on eDiet's back in 2000 and we're still friends. It's fun to put faces with names!

TGIF....

Mary

Mary
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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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Ha ha she talks more than I do! lol This weekend is out for me but maybe next weekend. I'm in the Richmond/Katy area.

Donna

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries...


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