SALLY, DICK, AND JANE TO THE COMMON CORE AND DINOSAURS 2013

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SALLY, DICK, AND JANE TO THE COMMON CORE AND DINOSAURS 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>343</o:Words> <o:Characters>1960</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>16</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>3</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>2407</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Every once in a while I have to vent.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Sorry!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You might want to “delete” today.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Not THAT long ago I was a little girl starting first grade.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(60 years to those of you in your twenties seems like the dark ages, but in the history of mankind it was the blink of an eye.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was lucky because I attended kindergarten when it was a “kinder garden” full of blocks, housekeeping, stories, music, finger plays, painting, Kool aid (can you believe they actually served us that?), and cookies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We played outside, had rest time, and did all that in two hours!!!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-klbEHtI8oc4/UiY7RSAbj6I/AAAAAAAAFVc/Q1tK7vjYcAI/s1600/51lSAPqhDIL._SX260_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="170" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-klbEHtI8oc4/UiY7RSAbj6I/AAAAAAAAFVc/Q1tK7vjYcAI/s200/51lSAPqhDIL._SX260_.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">I didn’t learn how to read or write until I was in first grade.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Oh, look, look, look!”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I could READ!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And, you know what?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’m in my sixties now and I’m pretty good at reading and writing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I figured it out!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When I look at the Common Core, I realize that I would have been an utter and complete failure by today’s standards. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">But here’s some food for thought!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Are five and six year olds really that different now than they were sixty years ago?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Are their brains more developed?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>How about their physical development?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>What about social skills?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Independence?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Self-control?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And just because they may learn to read and write a little earlier, how will that stand them in the future?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The world is moving so fast and technology is a wonder and a worry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>But do children really have to run the race at the age of five to keep up?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ift-36KIk5M/UiY7Z6coS3I/AAAAAAAAFVk/Mg1_A92ogAY/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ift-36KIk5M/UiY7Z6coS3I/AAAAAAAAFVk/Mg1_A92ogAY/s200/photo.JPG" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">My husband and I have saddled up and are ready for our trip to Mt. Rushmore!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Yeehaw!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>I can’t wait for the chuck wagon dinner (yep, partner, we signed up for that), the zip line, and a view of George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And we will definitely check out the carving of Crazy Horse.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>John flies home Monday and I get to share with teachers in Rapid City, Pierre, and Sioux Falls the rest of the week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I can’t wait!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When I was 4 my parents took us to Rapid City and we visited Dinosaur Park.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I thought it was the most amazing and incredible place in the world!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was talking to my older brother about revisiting the park and I commented that today’s child wouldn’t be too impressed with a bunch of cement dinosaurs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>They expect animation, sound, blinking lights, thunder, music…<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It makes me a little sad.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>LESS really was MORE!<o:p></o:p></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’ve got some good blogs ready for you while I’m gone, and I promise to bring you some special souvenirs when I come home!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><!--EndFragment--><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>343</o:Words> <o:Characters>1960</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>16</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>3</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>2407</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Every once in a while I have to vent.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Sorry!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You might want to “delete” today.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Not THAT long ago I was a little girl starting first grade.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(60 years to those of you in your twenties seems like the dark ages, but in the history of mankind it was the blink of an eye.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was lucky because I attended kindergarten when it was a “kinder garden” full of blocks, housekeeping, stories, music, finger plays, painting, Kool aid (can you believe they actually served us that?), and cookies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We played outside, had rest time, and did all that in two hours!!!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-klbEHtI8oc4/UiY7RSAbj6I/AAAAAAAAFVc/Q1tK7vjYcAI/s1600/51lSAPqhDIL._SX260_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="170" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-klbEHtI8oc4/UiY7RSAbj6I/AAAAAAAAFVc/Q1tK7vjYcAI/s200/51lSAPqhDIL._SX260_.jpg" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">I didn’t learn how to read or write until I was in first grade.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>“Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Oh, look, look, look!”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I could READ!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And, you know what?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’m in my sixties now and I’m pretty good at reading and writing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I figured it out!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>When I look at the Common Core, I realize that I would have been an utter and complete failure by today’s standards. <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">But here’s some food for thought!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Are five and six year olds really that different now than they were sixty years ago?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Are their brains more developed?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>How about their physical development?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>What about social skills?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Independence?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Self-control?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">And just because they may learn to read and write a little earlier, how will that stand them in the future?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The world is moving so fast and technology is a wonder and a worry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>But do children really have to run the race at the age of five to keep up?<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ift-36KIk5M/UiY7Z6coS3I/AAAAAAAAFVk/Mg1_A92ogAY/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ift-36KIk5M/UiY7Z6coS3I/AAAAAAAAFVk/Mg1_A92ogAY/s200/photo.JPG" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">My husband and I have saddled up and are ready for our trip to Mt. Rushmore!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Yeehaw!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>I can’t wait for the chuck wagon dinner (yep, partner, we signed up for that), the zip line, and a view of George, Thomas, Teddy, and Abe.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>And we will definitely check out the carving of Crazy Horse.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>John flies home Monday and I get to share with teachers in Rapid City, Pierre, and Sioux Falls the rest of the week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I can’t wait!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">When I was 4 my parents took us to Rapid City and we visited Dinosaur Park.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I thought it was the most amazing and incredible place in the world!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I was talking to my older brother about revisiting the park and I commented that today’s child wouldn’t be too impressed with a bunch of cement dinosaurs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>They expect animation, sound, blinking lights, thunder, music…<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It makes me a little sad.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>LESS really was MORE!<o:p></o:p></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’ve got some good blogs ready for you while I’m gone, and I promise to bring you some special souvenirs when I come home!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><!--EndFragment--><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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