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12/15/11 7:17 A

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That is true. My grandfather would call me by the nick name he gave me "Suzy Q". I wonder if we could go back and change one thing it would have to be the amount of junk food I ate as a child.

Sharon CST Clarksville Arkansas

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12/13/11 5:33 P

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Interesting story. In hind sight, do you wonder why you have bad eating habits? I would imagine if we all look back we would have similar "eating" stories.

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12/12/11 10:34 P

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I know what you mean about dating yourself. It's just a double check so you know that you are not giving back too much money. My grandfather owned an IGA store here in Clarksville and my mom would bring me to work. My grandfather would tell me that he had a game for me. He said take all the cans off the shelf and wipe off the shelf and the cans both. If you get this section done in 30 minutes I'll get you a coke and a candy bar of your choice. So I guess you can say I was paid with junk food LOL. I did that each Saturday instead of out playing with kids. Would I let Robert do that now of days. No not with all the preditors that are living everywhere now a days.



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12/12/11 8:07 P

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So interesting! I worked in a fast food place 30 years ago. They didn't have the register set up to show how much change to give the customers. We had to figure it out in our heads. I guess I am dating myself. Lol. The times they are a changin. Lol

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12/12/11 7:16 P

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I agree. I used to work at Walmart during the Sam Walton era. He put emphsis on counting back the change to the customer. One year I was training a college student on how to check people out and how to count back the change. A lady came through the line and brought some stuff and was getting back 84 dollars and odd change. The college student told the customer your change is this amount. I told him no that you start with the total of the transaction and end with the amount they gave you. And to never put the money the customer gives you in the till until you have counted back the money. But the school district don't teach how to count back change which i think is sad.

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12/11/11 11:07 A

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Ginger- you are right on the money! They are all so worried about themselves and the "testing" they have lost sight of why they are there - to teach our children. They put so much emphasis on the testing it's ridiculous!

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12/4/11 9:44 P

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My son gets low grades on penmenship each year because of his sloppy hand writing. My husband builds computers so he told me when Robert was two to start teaching him the computer and how to do different things. But Robert learned handwritting in 2nd grade. They now teach for the test. For no child left behind. I think that they need to not teach for the benchmark but to teach to learn.

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12/4/11 9:30 A

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My kids' school teaches cursive in 3rd grade, but they don't really use it. I don't think it's a big deal. The point of writing is to communicate, and as long as they are achieving that goal, print or cursive is irrelevant.

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12/2/11 2:06 P

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I know what you all are going through.I just went to a parent teacher confernes and at the school Mine go to they do a two weeks on it and that is it. Their reason behind it was that the only thing they need it for is the signature because everything else will be done on computer.

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11/28/11 7:20 A

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Mommyfitness said it. My daughters 3rd grade teacher had a workbook and she would teach a drop in school and then have them work on a page for hw. There was no reinforcement. The curriculum just doesn't allow for time. The next generation will all have a doctors handwriting.
Something else they don't teach is typing. Whether on a computer or antiquated typewriter, it's no longer taught. My older one, years ago at school had a program on the computer to teach them but with budget cuts etc her old grammar school no longer has a computer class. The younger generations will have to learn to "hunt and peck" on their computers. My 9 yo old didn't know what the home row was on the keyboard.

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11/27/11 10:35 P

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I totally get what you are saying and agree with you! My oldest is in 10th and I home schooled her for 2nd and 3rd so I taught her. My 11 year old learned a little in 3rd, nothing in 4th (so frustrated!), and now in 5th her teacher is thankfully working with them. I was told that they are not focused on teaching cursive anymore. It's not necessary they say. My aunt is a fifth grade teacher and they told her she could only teach it if she had time in her schedule once everything else is done. What's the deal? I really think they should be learning it!

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11/27/11 1:46 P

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As a 7th grade teacher, I am frustrated that I get students who have NEVER been exposed to cursive writing, nor are they interested in doing so.
When I taught 4th grade, they were eager beavers who learned it and thrived!

Any ideas as parents when you suggest children learn to write in cursive. Won't they need to at least provide a signature on documents as adults?
Help!

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