Re: I Can't Get No SATisfaction
- Subject: Re: I Can't Get No SATisfaction
- From: Juanita Doyon <Jedoyon@AOL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 03:10:52 EDT
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In a message dated 9/9/02 11:28:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Thanks for the chance for a serious rant.
Welcome, Dan! Loved the serious rant. Seriously rant myself here a lot. As
do others. As for Whole Language.... nothing works for every child. Not
that I'm a bon-i-fide whole language backer-- though they did let me speak at
their conference-- one long 45 minute just-a-mom with a cranky, quippy
keyboard rant! Hah! (see, a one word sentence-- and Heinemann let me write a
There is much more to reading than language, whole or otherwise. How's your
son at reading people? Reading music? Reading a room? I would dare to say
that school is not for everybody all the time. My youngest son spent a large
portion of his elementary years and 7th grade at home because of illness.
What I taught him here would hardly be called "homeschool." But, fortunately
for him, he soaks up information like a sponge. Now he's gone through 8th
grade with fair attendance and nothing lower than a C on his report card and
entered 9th grade with no sign of suffering. A doctor tried to tell us once
that he should be in school no matter what and never miss more than 5 days a
year. Quack! The man knows his asthma and allergy diagnostics, but....
Anyway, I'm sure your son is great! Does he play by ear or speed read music
like my daughter does? My daughter Doris sat down and read through a few
waltzes and discordant sounding Bach pieces the other day and then got up and
said, "I suck!" Have to understand, she's a percussionist who dabbles on the
piano for her own pleasure, for the pleasure of her family, for a few church
services now and then to make a buck and sometimes for the musical playhouse.
Drumsticks and mallets are her thing and she's student teaching junior high
band at the moment.
How did I work all that information about my kids into a welcome to Dan?...
the world may never know.
Juanita need some buttons? Doyon
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