Saturday, May 28, 2011
I am starting to feel scared about moving back to kingston. I am so longing to be there, but becoming so scared that I'm not really looking forward to it anymore. My time here has changed me. And my friends back home. Our families have all gotten older, they have changed.... are our kids going to get along anymore? Have we been forgotten there, like we have been here? how long will it take for us to adjust to being in kingston? It took us over a year of being here to adjust to missing our friends in kingston.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Maybe the reason there is less of a discipline problem is because they are relating to the children in a better way, and the kids are no longer frustrated. The kids are directing their learning instead of being prepared for a 'standardized' test. Nothing is standard when it comes to kids!!! If kids were standard then we would never have problems with children EVER! There would be no need for said tests and everyone would be the same! However, the drop in the literacy on the standardize test may be due to the fact that they are actually LEARNING and interested instead of regurgitating what was taught.... thus, they may be reading in other schools, but without the love of the act of reading.
Jul is starting to love reading. If he were in school, being forced to read he would HATE it. But he would have to do it so he could pass some stupid test! These tests are, in my opinion, taking time away from learning, and wasting time comparing.