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    Sign us up for the disgruntled playgroup. We are treading water on 2e issues trying to figure out testing ahead (already a bit under our belts) and hoping for school to be open to what's never been done to make next year survivable. One day at a time. Slowly we learn more what we need and try to find ways to get it.

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    Originally Posted by KJP
    At one point this year DS5 said he wished bad guys would break into the school and steal all the workbooks and worksheets and leave the cool stuff like the Legos and microscope.

    Now that's funny. grin

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    Sounds very much like the things that I wished for as a faculty member, actually. smirk



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    Originally Posted by HowlerKarma
    Sounds very much like the things that I wished for as a faculty member, actually. smirk

    Agreed - Luckily I have begun teaching middle school engineering and it is really close to playing and building all the time - I love teaching it and the kids love learning that way. I even had 22 8th graders completely on task for 100 minutes Friday afternoon last period of the day! This was after having 22 7th graders on task first thing in the morning for 100 minutes! A colleague came in during my 8th grade class to ask a question and as she ended up staying for about 1/2 an hour because she couldn't believe that the same kids she had just taught and had been out of control were all actively and cooperatively building a testbed of sensors to learn how to program them on Monday.
    I am all for throwing out the worksheets!

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    DS5 is just barely hanging in there in K. He entered early and I cringe thinking about that he was actually supposed to be in PreK this year...thankfully they accepted him early. Still, he says "I don't want to go to school. I don't learn anything there, I learn at home. School is not for learning"

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