Sunday, November 4, 2012

Favorite phrases and definitions

"I model silent reading on Tuesdays and Thursdays."= this means that she reads a book silently in front of a class of about 20 students to show them what quiet reading looks like.
Are you serious? Please..... This one was obviously a tenured teacher. No one else could have gotten away with it.

"C-A-T, cat; T-V, TV, A-N-D, and; these are your spelling words this week" = our son was at a sophomore in HS reading level in 6th grade until he went to a gen school and dropped down to a 2nd grade reading level in a matter of weeks. This was a special ed class taught by a special ed teacher; we got him out of that nightmare. She got back at us though by making up lies about our kid at a transition meeting to HS.

"No, you can't have this accomodation it isn't in your IEP. You have to ignore the test being read in the back of the classroom." = SO WHAT? It is being read anyway just let them listen to it. What, you are gonna give them earplugs? Give me a break.

"No, you can't have copies of my notes. I don't have any."= same class where the teacher used the wrong book, and the articles never matched up to the questions on the following page.

"A special ed "A" isn't really an "A"." = school principal said this what is it then?

"He compliments girls and they don't like it. He shouldn't be talking to girls."= OK, so now he doesn't but he doesn't know who to talk to so what do we do now?

Other favorite phrases coming from home or reading materials:

Would've. Should've and Could've don't mean anything."

"I am so tired my mascara is itchy"

"Think only of the past as its rememberance gives you pleasure."- Elizabeth Bennet

"The greatest gifts are a steadfast soul and a steady heart."-Peacock Feathers

"If you want me you can find me, left of center, wondering about you."- Suzanne Vega

"It's not what someone is born but what they grow to be" -Prof. Dumbledore

."Second- his parents don't put up with crap. None of it."

"UGLY live up on the inside. Ugly be a hurtful mean person. Is you one a them peoples?"- Constantine, in The Help

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