Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for May 26, 2019


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    good call, Val

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    somebodyshort  6 months ago

    It’s the long weekend. what teacher would assign homework? Oh right mine always did because they didn’t have to mark it during he long weekend

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    Gabryel Frost  6 months ago

    Many schools (mine for exemple), in Europe have canceled all homeworks ! Yaay !

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    tcayer  6 months ago

    And what’s NOT done is about to get done!

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    well-i-never  6 months ago

    I never see them talking like this without seeing a giant buck tooth first.

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    stilwillc  6 months ago

    My mother was a big fan of summer school. I learned enough about tennis to realize that I was a lost cause but could pass the written test on it in college. After breaking my arm, I switched to speed reading which has been a big help in life. I’m not sure the math classes did a thing for me but my oldest son suddenly understood the entire math concept after just one summer. Now I don’t think the money’s there in the schools for it but you can go out and find STEM courses.

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    Dean  6 months ago

    As to the “what’s done is done”, cramming for the Final only fills the short-term memory so it is best to get the work done before.

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    Chansonreve  6 months ago

    Sadly, as I discovered when raising my own kids, the schools in Oregon & California no longer offer summer school.

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    Ginny Premium Member 6 months ago

    Love Mother Philosophy!

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    My parents promised that if I got a B or better in typing class, they’d give me a typewriter for graduation… and I really wanted to not turn in hand-written… messy looking… papers in college. But I wasn’t allowed to take typing during the regular school year because guy. (Gals weren’t allowed in shop class, so that’s fair. Not.)

    So I signed up for summer school. Big ol’ brick building stayed pretty pleasantly cool, and there I was, a teen-age guy in a room full of teen-age gals, all dressed for summer weather. It was hell I tell yah!

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    Actually I was happy for Summer School at least I was sitting in air conditioning some of the time.

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    jmworacle  6 months ago

    GREAT Motivator….

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    Sassy's Mom  6 months ago

    When I was in junior and senior high school anybody could go to summer school. It was a short version of a regular semester. I loved it! Aside from the fact I loved to learn, and still do, it allowed my to take classes I was interested in, but didn’t have time for during the regular school year. It also filled up a part of the summer so I was less likely to get bored. I loved it!

    These days, from what I see here, summer school is only for kids who need remedial work. That’s too bad. Maybe that’s why so many types of summer camps have developed.

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    poopsypoo Premium Member 6 months ago

    You know, I met some of the cutest guys in summer school!

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