1st grade curriculum at Medina Elem

1st grade curriculum at Medina Elem

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mary

Greenfield, TN

#1 Feb 5, 2013
What do you parents think of the material these first graders are learning? Any of them struggling?
Medina

Canton, TX

#2 Feb 5, 2013
mary wrote:
What do you parents think of the material these first graders are learning? Any of them struggling?
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I wonder if my kid is learning what they need to. We never have math homework where I here all the other classes get math homework every night...not my kid!
cheesy burger

Humboldt, TN

#3 Feb 6, 2013
The school system is a joke. Mine is in middle school. They have to share books and can't bring several subjects home. They allow my 4th grader to use a math chart for times tables and wonder why they can't do long division. There are students in high school with top GPA's that can't break a 21 on the ACT. It's not just Gibson County. It's a total US climate. We rank 25th in math and 17th in science. We tell our kids that the are all smart and all special which is not true. In short, our generation is raising a bunch of dummies that think they are something.
hey

Humboldt, TN

#4 Feb 6, 2013
cheesy burger wrote:
The school system is a joke. Mine is in middle school. They have to share books and can't bring several subjects home. They allow my 4th grader to use a math chart for times tables and wonder why they can't do long division. There are students in high school with top GPA's that can't break a 21 on the ACT. It's not just Gibson County. It's a total US climate. We rank 25th in math and 17th in science. We tell our kids that the are all smart and all special which is not true. In short, our generation is raising a bunch of dummies that think they are something.
Who do you think you are calling kids "dummies"? I'll have you know that I am in high school at SGC and I made a 28 on my ACT, and there is a lot of other people in my high school that made even higher than me! If you think this school system is a joke, then you just need to move away.
cheesy burger

Humboldt, TN

#5 Feb 6, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>Who do you think you are calling kids "dummies"? I'll have you know that I am in high school at SGC and I made a 28 on my ACT, and there is a lot of other people in my high school that made even higher than me! If you think this school system is a joke, then you just need to move away.
First, its not their fault that many of them are dummies. Its my fault and other parents fault that believe their children are special and need Xboxes and IPhones when the can't do simple arithmetic.

You want a cookie for a 28? In Japan, you would ride on the short bus for a 28. Try to be chemist or an engineer with a 28. You barely made the cut-off for acceptance. Study hard. Btw, until you start paying county taxes and can't get a math or science book brought home to help your 4th grader on lessons, your "move away" comment is the joke.

You are proving my point. A high school kid with a 28 on the ACT thinks he/she is a big shot and suggests that tax payers should move away for not liking the schools system. Who's gonna pay for your school?

I'm not blaming the teachers at all. There are a lot if good teachers that don't have a lot to work with because of parents and the system. It is the parents fault, as well as the GCSSD for thinking it is ok that kids don't have books to take home.

The problem isn't local either, it's a national issue.
hey

Humboldt, TN

#6 Feb 6, 2013
cheesy burger wrote:
<quoted text>First, its not their fault that many of them are dummies. Its my fault and other parents fault that believe their children are special and need Xboxes and IPhones when the can't do simple arithmetic.

You want a cookie for a 28? In Japan, you would ride on the short bus for a 28. Try to be chemist or an engineer with a 28. You barely made the cut-off for acceptance. Study hard. Btw, until you start paying county taxes and can't get a math or science book brought home to help your 4th grader on lessons, your "move away" comment is the joke.

You are proving my point. A high school kid with a 28 on the ACT thinks he/she is a big shot and suggests that tax payers should move away for not liking the schools system. Who's gonna pay for your school?

I'm not blaming the teachers at all. There are a lot if good teachers that don't have a lot to work with because of parents and the system. It is the parents fault, as well as the GCSSD for thinking it is ok that kids don't have books to take home.

The problem isn't local either, it's a national issue.
I just love the fact that you are an adult calling all high schoolers dummies. Just for your information, a 28 can get you into A LOT of places, you think a 28 is bad? I would like to see what you got on yours!
cheesy burger

Humboldt, TN

#7 Feb 6, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>I just love the fact that you are an adult calling all high schoolers dummies. Just for your information, a 28 can get you into A LOT of places, you think a 28 is bad? I would like to see what you got on yours!
I have completed my graduate degree and don't need an ACT score anymore.

I'm not saying all high schoolers are dummies. A 28 can get you into a lot of places (not Ivy League) and can get you into some good schools. That said, it is on the low end of getting into a good program at a good school, think electrical engineer at MIT, a 28 isn't getting you in. I didn't bring this persons score up, they did.

Anyway, again, this is my point. My whole point is what is special? What is exceptional? The top 5 percent at most? Most children and parents think they are special, and statistically that isn't true. The U.S. recently ranked 32nd in math and 17th in reading and my son has to share his books and not bring some of them home, like the math book.

Be humble Gibson County. Parents, study with your children. Our kids aren't as smart as we think they are, whether we want to admit it or not. The truth is the truth whether no one believes it or everyone believes it.
Venue

Mckinney, TX

#8 Feb 6, 2013
28 is fine for Jackson State...where you're going to go since Dad ran off and Mom has pilled up the college fund the grandparents saved and did without so you could be something.
All these 250k+ houses aren't fooling anyone.
hey

Humboldt, TN

#9 Feb 6, 2013
cheesy burger wrote:
<quoted text>I have completed my graduate degree and don't need an ACT score anymore.

I'm not saying all high schoolers are dummies. A 28 can get you into a lot of places (not Ivy League) and can get you into some good schools. That said, it is on the low end of getting into a good program at a good school, think electrical engineer at MIT, a 28 isn't getting you in. I didn't bring this persons score up, they did.

Anyway, again, this is my point. My whole point is what is special? What is exceptional? The top 5 percent at most? Most children and parents think they are special, and statistically that isn't true. The U.S. recently ranked 32nd in math and 17th in reading and my son has to share his books and not bring some of them home, like the math book.

Be humble Gibson County. Parents, study with your children. Our kids aren't as smart as we think they are, whether we want to admit it or not. The truth is the truth whether no one believes it or everyone believes it.
I don't think that I'm a big shot, but I do take pride in what I do good in life like for instance my ACT score, that was the first time I took it and I can easily bring it up even higher, but I don't like the fact that you as an adult are bringing me down (a high schooler) saying we are not smart, speak for yourself.
YouKnowHer

Humboldt, TN

#10 Feb 7, 2013
This is in response to everyone, especially Venue. I struggled a lot in high school, ok? My mom died the summer before junior year. I had to pick up a FULL TIME job making $7.75/hr in addition to school during my senior year to help my younger sister. The thing is, though, that my 28 on the ACT and my 3.7 GPA never made me feel like a dummy even after I had to miss a day or two here and there for work. I went to SGC and I walked the stage along with the rest of my class this past May. Oh and Venue, daddy dearest didn't run off on us until AFTER my mom died, so if I'm gonna be paying for the rest of my schooling, I'll go wherever I damn well please.
Goodbye

United States

#11 Feb 7, 2013
WOW! In this post you committed two or more grammatical errors! I think you just proved the previous poster's point!
hey wrote:
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Who do you think you are calling kids "dummies"? I'll have you know that I am in high school at SGC and I made a 28 on my ACT, and there is a lot of other people in my high school that made even higher than me! If you think this school system is a joke, then you just need to move away.
cheesy burger

United States

#12 Feb 7, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think that I'm a big shot, but I do take pride in what I do good in life like for instance my ACT score, that was the first time I took it and I can easily bring it up even higher, but I don't like the fact that you as an adult are bringing me down (a high schooler) saying we are not smart, speak for yourself.
What you do well in life, not what you do "good." Remember that, it might be enough to push you to a 29, you never know.

There are people that fight wars that a years or two older than you and some are older than you in some countries. Try not to be so sensitive.
cheesy burger

United States

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Goodbye wrote:
<quoted text>WOW! In this post you committed two or more grammatical errors! I think you just proved the previous poster's point!
I counted 3.
hey

Humboldt, TN

#14 Feb 7, 2013
cheesy burger wrote:
<quoted text>I counted 3.
Why don't you go take care of your 4th grader, and quit judging everyone else.
Goodbye

Dallas, TX

#15 Feb 7, 2013
cheesy burger wrote:
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I counted 3.
You are correct!
Goodbye

Dallas, TX

#16 Feb 7, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
I just love the fact that you are an adult calling all high schoolers dummies. Just for your information, a 28 can get you into A LOT of places, you think a 28 is bad? I would like to see what you got on yours!
Some 7th graders I know had a composite score of 28 on the ACT!
hey

Humboldt, TN

#17 Feb 7, 2013
Goodbye wrote:
<quoted text>Some 7th graders I know had a composite score of 28 on the ACT!
You can't take the ACT in 7th grade idiot.
Goodbye

Dallas, TX

#18 Feb 8, 2013
hey wrote:
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You can't take the ACT in 7th grade idiot.
Sorry to inform you, but you seem to be lacking information! There are several local 7th grade students scheduled to take the ACT test Saturday, February 9. Maybe not where you are from, but, yes, 7th graders do take the ACT test and many have scores above 28!
Jane

Covington, TN

#19 Feb 8, 2013
So then... where DO you recommend sending our kids to school in West TN?? Surely not Madison county?
Goodbye

Dallas, TX

#20 Feb 8, 2013
Jane wrote:
So then... where DO you recommend sending our kids to school in West TN?? Surely not Madison county?
I would check out the schools in the area. If you are looking for the school system that offers the curriculum your child needs and has consistently high scores it is definitely worth the move. I know parents who have moved from one district to another so their child could participate in Gifted Programs such as Destination Imagination! Check out the scores on the state web site and research the teachers of esch school system. Look for Highly Qualified status in teachers. Not all teachers meet this qualification.
http://tn.gov/education/tcap2012.shtml

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