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  1. janinabarnes commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    “1) Let him fail the assignment, 2) ask Miss Wormwood to call Mom with daily homework assignment 3) teach Calvin’s parents how to be parents.”
    1) Calvin probably doesn’t care whether he fails the assignment. Logical consequences only work if the kid cares about them.
    2) Miss Wormwood is highly unlikely to give any kid’s parents a nightly phone call. If the parents are lucky, the school might have a policy of sending home weekly homework lists, posting homework on a website, or requiring students to list their homework in a planner – and regularly checking the planners. Most schools aren’t so helpful.
    3) Calvin is a handful to parent, regardless of skills, and the homework evasion issue is extremely common.

  2. janinabarnes commented on Candorville about 1 month ago

    Following up on your comment, speech therapy through the public schools generally starts at age 3 with free preschool as part of the package.

  3. janinabarnes commented on Rose is Rose about 1 month ago

    I am thankful to my 4th grade math teacher, who covered fractions thoroughly and with enthusiasm, for my later love of algebra.

  4. janinabarnes commented on PreTeena about 1 month ago

    “Sure am glad I’m not a girl………. dolls, yurg…………..”
    1) Dolls are not a mandatory part of being a girl
    2) Action figures and dolls serve an identical function

  5. janinabarnes commented on Stone Soup about 1 month ago

    I read the Common Core math standards. They were pretty straightforward. Don’t blame “new math” on them. On the other hand, the “Everyday Math” curriculum that swept the nation thanks to NCLB legislation may deserve some scorn. My kids were doing some new approaches to multiplication in their Everyday Math worksheets several years before Common Core.

  6. janinabarnes commented on Non Sequitur 2 months ago

    “the majority of people who vote in those all-important early primary elections don’t seem to be moderates…”
    Agreed. Maybe we should have a constitutional amendment requiring open primaries (in which anyone can vote) and also restricting the election season.

  7. janinabarnes commented on Working Daze 3 months ago

    Google is awesome, but a good librarian is a treasure. I have asked a librarian for information I could never have found on Google twice in the last month. The first time, I needed to know the name of an author who had recently given a talk at the library. The second time, I wanted to find some new authors for my 6th grade daughter to enjoy. The extremely knowledgeable librarian asked a number of penetrating questions about the books and genres she has enjoyed, then directed us to 7 series we would never have picked up on our own.

  8. janinabarnes commented on For Better or For Worse 3 months ago

    “Ok, you have shown that you can find boors most anywhere most any time. Because you can find one does not show/prove/imply that all are boors "
    Few women claim that all men are boors, but if you ask around, most women have some stories to share of being treated disrespectfully just because of our gender. As others have said, it gets old fast.

  9. janinabarnes commented on Stone Soup 3 months ago

    “They’ve been going together for years and he never noticed?”
    People who are dating are in what I call “entertainment mode” – they go out to eat, order out, or put on a display of making a fancy meal. Most likely, both Val and Phil are at least marginally competent cooks who don’t enjoy making anything fancy on a regular basis. They just need to get into a routine of spaghetti and tuna melts, and they’ll be just fine.

  10. janinabarnes commented on Stone Soup 3 months ago

    “This is why they should have lived together for a while”

    The learning curve would be the same. I do wonder how both of them managed to eat before marriage, though.