Question Of The Week

Question of the week: When you were in school did you ever make up a rhyme or little saying to remember something?

My youngest daughter made the mistake of asking me what year Christopher Columbus discovered America the other day. I told her:

In 1492 Columbus was a Jew,
He sat on the grass,
Which tickled his ass,
in 1492.

My mother told me that little rhyme when I was a kid and it is the only way I can remember when Columbus discovered America. 

I use Never Eat Shredded Wheat to remember  North, East, South and West. Another one I have is My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.

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And It Trickles Down…

The other night my 17 year old daughter and I were playing a card game in the living room and half listening to the nightly news on the TV. They had a story on about President Obama’s education plan. They basically were talking about giving schools government funding based on merit.

Here in Texas we have the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or TEKS test that the kids have to take at certain grade levels. If they don’t pass it they don’t graduate. Since they have started this testing many years ago that is all they teach. They teach the kids how to pass this test instead of giving them the education they need to pass it. The schools are given money based on the scores the students receive.

My daughter asked me what Obama’s education plan meant for her and I told her for her it would mean more of the same. They were going to put more pressure on the student’s to pass these standardized tests instead of actually teaching them.

My 17 year old daughter’s response to this was, “How stupid is he? Now he is starting to piss off the younger generation! Not a smart move by him especially since I get to vote next time!”

She amazes me some times! Just when I think she never listens to me she comes up with something like this!

A Bug A Day…

Today I learned… You should never ride you bicycle with your mouth open. Nature’s Drive-Thru is open 24 hours a day and bugs do not taste good on the go!

Question Of The Week

Question of the week: What was your favorite class when you were in school? (P.E., Recess and Lunch don’t count!)

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I loved Math until I got into high school then it just went in one ear and out the other. I would say in high school I loved History the most.