Monday, January 04, 2010

The Downhill Slide to Summer

A girl can dream, right? Summer, pools, sandy beaches...all the while, we are in the deep freeze - the high today was about 32 degrees in our lovely metropolis.

Back to school today - and back to school nonsense. Today's inservice, you ask? Singapore Math. As if United States Math wasn't bad enough. This is a system of drawing models to help students figure out word problems. If you follow the steps, you will eventually get an answer. Now, the only problem with this problem solving method is the amount of time needed to implement - another fifteen minutes per day - and the fact that you DO need to be able to do math once you get the picture/model drawing correct.

On another note, our superintendent sent the annual school climate survey to the teachers today. Is the man on crack? I love how he thinks that Christmas vacation smooths things over. Just another day in paradise.

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Blogger John Deere Mom said...

Cold, cold here too. We are looking at a strong possibility of a snow day tomorrow. You know I would normally not decline a snow day. But having just gotten back from Christmas's a bit early. I would like to save them for the end of January, first of February when we are about to LOSE IT!

1/06/2010 9:12 PM  

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