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Blatherin' Bllge Water

I suppose I should be using my pirate icon this week!

Such serendipity: the 4th-grade spelling word list this week, and no, I did not plan this in advance (altho' I will next year), features the är sound! I am the only person at our school who finds this amusing... which sort of makes it even more amusing!

Several students have so admired my ITLAPD pennant they've already asked if they can take it home. Make yer own, ye scurvy bilge rats!

One of the upper grade teachers was rolling her eyes in disbelief today when she heard a SpEd student explaining what ITLAPD stands for. Now if we can only get Talk Like a Pirate Day integrated into the statewide competency testing!

It's interesting how if a student is intrigued by a subject, no matter the student's "aptitude," about fifteen seconds of instruction is all it takes for them to master the concept. But if they don't care, it doesn't seem to matter how much time you put in with them, it just won't take.

ITLAPD and using cell phones to trigger bombs (did I tell ya about that?), that's interesting stuff! Subtracting two-digit numbers, however, is another story!

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pastilla
Sep. 17th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
arrrrrrrrr

kurii will submit an announcement (pirate-y) to the school secretary today.
sjonsvenson
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Subtracting numbers becomes easy if it is not the main aim. If, for example it is needed in a bomb-making course they will subtract, multiply and do any calculus fast and flawless. (And for get it when they enter the next class :) )
mayaellewood
Sep. 19th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Seriously. What DOES ITLAPD stand for? And BTW You're a teriffic teacher, don't let other teachers get to you.

Wait. CELL PHONES TRIGGER BOMBS? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS? LMAO
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