Grades

    Re: Have to Laugh

    On 9/01/14, SeussFan wrote:
    > I think laugh is about all you can do! Our district has a list of
    > about 50 words that they expect, and I add some for my
    high
    > students. At the end of the year, I usually have about a third
    > that know 70 words, a third that master about 50, and then
    the
    > rest who struggle. Whenever my cohorts and I are forced to
    do
    > something that we think is developmentally inappropriate,
    we
    > always put a bit of a "disclaimer" on it in newsletters to
    parents
    > so that they know it came from the district and not us.
    Ex..This
    > year, ABCD district has adopted a new initiative and would
    like
    > to see all kindergarten students learn 200 sight words by
    the
    > end of the year. This challenge is new to the teaching staff
    also,
    > so we are embarking on this new journey with your child.
    As
    > always, we will do our best to support your child in the
    learning
    > process and meet the individual needs of each child to the
    best
    > of our ability.
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > On 9/01/14, Cathy/Jax wrote:
    >> I just wanted to share something funny with you all
    because
    >> I'm sure you'll be amazed.
    >> Our county has decided that our K students should learn
    >> the first 200 FRY words this year -- 50 each quarter. They
    >> recommend that we teach 5-6 of these words each week.
    > Have
    >> you ever heard of such a thing??!?!
    >> I'm in my 34th year of teaching and just can't imagine
    most
    >> K students accomplishing this.
    >> I just can't wrap my head around it.
    Praise God! There are K teachers that are still using the term
    developmentally inappropriate! I am thrilled to see that I am
    not alone.