ENOUGH ALREADY!

Reblogged for the benefit of students and teachers. Posted two years ago. Needs a bit of editing but I don’t know how. Had some wonderful comments. Don’t know if they come with the re-blog. If not, look up in August, 2015. Have a great school year – parents, teachers, and kids!

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Riddle One

First I tried because I thought every teacher did it.

Then I tried because I thought it was important.

Then I tried for my reputation’s sake.

Then I just tried.

Then I tried to try.

Then, cynical and disillusioned,  I didn’t try anymore.

Then I had to try again.  Boss said so.

With all the trying I succeeded only once.

Riddle Two

Combine two four letter words and you get a dirty word.

Riddle Three

It contributes to teachers blaming parents, parents resenting teachers, and kids

becoming proficient liars.

Answer?  HOMEWORK

I will make this very clear.  I HATE HOMEWORK.  If it were up to me, homework would be eliminated – period.  Now I know it will be mentioned as one of the requirements for a good educational system.  But I’m not backing down.  I think any teacher who demands homework should be tried for child abuse!  (Ouch…

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to ENOUGH ALREADY!

  1. Salvageable says:

    What about home-schooled children? J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, home work. 😀 And they get to save all that time on the school bus or car pool, etc. They probably cover as much curriculum in four hours as public school does in six, no line up time, no wait while Johnny gets his shoes tied time, no waiting for the teacher to take attendance, no waiting for twenty kids to go to the bathroom, no waiting while the teacher tells Johnny for the fourth time to get his shoes on. Ahh. Both need recess and lunch.

  2. Faye says:

    My cry has always been for monitored homework. Each teacher particularly in a High school situation to know what homework has been given in each individual class. I still remember eight different homework assignments for the eight different subjects on the very night and week of difficult family situations. Choosing which one always was English and letters of explanation to the other teachers a chore.for my Mum. (I don’t imagine today there are so many teachers in the high schools I think many now teach multiple subjects. Cheers!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, you have pointed out a particularly troublesome spot. I do think I have heard of some schools that deal with this by assigning different nights for math, reading, etc. At least it’s a try.

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