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Jun. 18th, 2005 | 02:37 am
気持ち: awake awake
音楽: Coyote Ugly DVD

3:00 AM and guess who is up!! Me!! hahaha. Okay. I put this up on word and it came up to like a page and a half blog(@@)! Like wow, really. So, like I have done in the past, it is all under a cut, and you can click and read which ever headline entices your intelliegence!!
First day of summer school:

Yes, today was the first day of summer school. I actually enjoy teaching summer school. There is so much fun that we are allowed to have, in spite of the regular school year. The sad thing is it is only for one month, which really does not allow a lot of time to do big projects. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to working with this young group of exciting second graders. Today, we did mostly, get to now you activities and they appeared to be enjoying the class so far. I just hope with all my activities planned for them they remain interested throughout the month!! But we will see, hahahaha.


The game Risk:
I do not know if any of you have played Risk, it is a rather challenging game, and I have been taken in awe to how the game can create different set of emotions. One minute you are on top of the world, literally, then in a blink of an eye everything is taken away from you. I was playing with my friend and a neighborhood kid. I was kicking some serious ass, when the kid traded in for, get this, 20 armies!!!
Then, without warning attack me!! I lost Australia and some of Asia with that counter strike. ARGH. Well, I did turn it around and eventually, after four grueling hours of emotional stress, won the game. Tough luck, I know.



Batman begins:
This was a really great film, for a Batman film, that is. If you are a DC fan, then this film will do you some serious justice. It touches on how Bruce Wayne became Batman and why he became Batman. It sticks with the original story. I feel it was well done because I have read a rendition of the origin of Batman and the film held true to that. I would highly recommend watching this film. I admit I was expecting some really cheesy super hero film, but surprise surprise. Bats really do have surprises!!!



The Perfect Man:
For all you Hilary Duff fans, you may enjoy this film as well. Ok, those who don’t know me, guess what, I am a Hilary Duff fan and I love romantic films. This romantic comedy is about a family of three, a mother and her two daughters. The mother, who is desperately seeking a man to grow old with, has a tough time hanging on to them. Everytime the mother has a heartbreak, she tells her daughters to pack put and move across the country. Well, her eldest daughter, Holly (Duff), gets fed up with all the moving and decides that she is going to create the Perfect Man for you mother to stay in New York.

Like I said, if you like Hilary Duff and romantic films, you will enjoy this film as well. I really did like it, while some of the critics actually gave it low ratings, not surprising. The film dealt with some deep relationship issues and offers some moral lessons in dating. Give it a shot if you have time.



D&B:
I went to D&B a few nights ago, had the Chicken pasta and two drinks. I had the red razzamataz (I think that is what is called) and two shots of the over under from D&B. Yummy!! To all you under age bloggers, please wait until you are of age to drink, for your safety. Take care and thanks for reading this page and a half blog, you’re all wonderful.



This was the first drink I had, pretty lame, not strong, easy to drink.


After this meal, I learned I am not interested in Pasta. Ewww!! Wait, it was good, but I just don't do noodles!!


Yummy shots!! Plus I got to keep the shot glasses!!


Finally, the question of the Blog:

As a teacher, I think it is funny how in America we need a license for practically everything. You need a license to fish, to get married, to drive, to teach, to practice medicine, and so much more, but you don't need a license to be a parent. As a result parents are more and more less focused on their own child due to the high demands of work and other pressures. What do you think we, as a country, should do to make parents more accountable for their children?? Furthermore, do you think it is the teacher's job to have to teach child not only academics, but also manners and how to behave?? Why or why not?? Take care bloggers, I hope to hear from you all!!

PS: All my 808 bloggers!! Tonight is my last night at Bubbies!! YAY. If you know where it is at, stop by and say, "HI!"

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From: peachii
Date: Jun. 18th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
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There is summer school for kids in grade 2 over there??? 'o' (Sorry, in Canada this is how we say it ['grade 2' vs 'second grade'] XD)

I've been wanting to play the game 'Risk' for a long time, but never get the chance to play it. ;o; Is it a very time consuming game?

Now you've made me want to see Batman.. but I can't! Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is coming out sooon :D :D & OMG @ 'The Perfect Man' they filmed soooooo much of that at my high school during exam time last year. It was tooo funny, they took down all the bulletin board stuff and put American ads, switched Canadian flags with US ones, etc etc. Some of my friends met her, but not me since I'm not really a fan.. >_>;;

As for the question.. I think it's a very interesting point you bring up since it is so true. Kids attitudes are getting worse, and they get away with so much at home nowadays... I think teachers should not have to teach manners to children (well, maybe occasionally since no child is perfect), and that parents should start doing more instead of putting the child in front of the television all the time. Maybe parents just don't care about being parents anymore (that's how I feel about it). Maybe they should be forced to take parenting classes every few years @_@ but even then I don't think that would change anything in the long run. :/

PS. Those shot glasses are so cute! & sorry I wrote a book. lol

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 18th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Books are good!!! I like Books, write more books, actuallly, I am surprised you read the whole page and a half!!! Kudos to you!! Yea, they have summer school. Good thing too, I would be bored silly if we didn't hahahahaha.

Risk, well, it is not really time consuming, it just depends on who you play with. It can be a 30 minute game, but, as you can see, it can also last for hours!! If you ever come down to Hawaii, and we actually meet, become really close friends, or something, I will teach you how to play it.

What?? Filmed at your school??? Wow, too cool. I am really jealous!! That is awesome. hahaha. I wish I were there, now, j/k. I like HIlary Duff, but not to the point of obsession. Still, that is amazing.

Batman, you totallly got to see that film. It is so worth, it, really. But, like you, I am waiting for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!! I am dying to see that film. I read the book just so I can compare and contrast the two. If you have not, read the book before the film is released, then we can talk about it. I will have a special blog dedicated just to that film. Stay in touch.

Finally, you're right about parents. I hope that when you become a parent, you keep that in mind and put your child before yourself. Parental classes, hmmmm, now there's an idea. I believe many parents really do need that because maybe they do not know how to be a parent. HOwever, here in America, I don't think it would fly. Most governments don't look at the problem being the parents when it comes to children. It falls on every other institution first, then it's the parents. Usually in the following order (read sacastically): Media, what was the child watching, listening, looking at? School, what were the teachers doing, or teaching? Religon, what? No faith?? Peers, who was the child haning out with? Psychologic, is the child just plain crazy, and then... what are we missing, oh, parent, no can't be their fault!!

Take care and KIT

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Minklet

From: enna99
Date: Jun. 18th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Do you know of any other countries where people need parenting "licenses"? It's an interesting idea :-)

We do have some accountability in the form of DSS that takes kids away from abusive/neglectful parents, but I think most of the time we rely on parents' natural instincts to keep their kids safe and healthy. Most parents do this (they might have ideas or practices we don't agree with, but MOST parents do manage to keep their kids alive and well and reasonably sane).

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
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yeah, that is true, but still, there is a problem with the child in school. Either they are unable to function well in school, or something due to the environment at home, and that is the main point I want everyone to get. School and the love of education begins at home, not at school. I do find it stressful and silly to see how parents put all this responsibility on us teachers and on top of that, now the federal government wants to do the same thing!! ARGH!!! Seriously.

thanks for you comment though!!

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From: twizzlertwit
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
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I love risk!

My cousin and this friend of ours used to have risk parties in highschool and we'd stay up all night and drink beer and eat pizza and play risk. It was great fun!

I totally think people should have to get licenses to have kids lol. There's far too many people that really have no business procreating.

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
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hahaha, yeah, i agree. Risk??? u know risk?? well, if we ever meet, guess what??? Hahaha, believe it.

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From: twizzlertwit
Date: Jun. 20th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
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Oh you're on! Risk is the best!

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I totally agree with you on that too. I mean, Parents need to be held more accountable for their child. I worked with children that were a constant behavior problem in the classroom. The parents were notified of the child's behavior, but failed to follow through with the discipline at home, and that led to more problems, as you can imagine. I feel that parents need to take something mandatory upon giving birth to their child, or made aware of how the home life affects a child. It would be hard to implement, but once something is there, I think it would shape a better society.

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yamkaori

From: yamkaori
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
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in Japan,teachers had wanted to teach manners and behave,not only accademics.they were really respected.but lately,they are looked at scornfully.cuz if the kid want to go to famous university,they have to learn more than taught at the school.so they go to another expencive schools.teachers are to look for poor kids who cannot go to expencive school.kids are all depressed,and do bad behave.

btw,if we need to have a licence to be a parent,who can get it?and who can decide it?who can be how arrogant??i don't like such a idea..:(

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 19th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
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well, you have an interesting argument too. who is to say who can and can not be a parent?? But as you pointed out, look at the children that are problems in school, and think about why they are a problem in school. That is the point I am trying to make. Every child has a right to an education, but it is always this selected few students that ruin it for the other children and that is why parents need to be made accountable and be held responsible for their child. have you ever worked with a large group of children from different backgrounds?? Believe me, it is frustrating to deal with when a small group ruins a lesson or activity for everyone else because they do not know how to behave.

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