Monday, March 18, 2013
My home version of zoo-phonics arrived this week. After doing the program for under 1 hour, TR knows all of her phonics sounds. QT knows about 1/2. Next step is to associate the letters with the sounds. I think I can handle that challenge. At gymnastics, the retired kindergarten teacher taught me how to do the sounds and make the gestures. It was great! *caution- explicit material* She also told me about a sociology class she took on sexually deviant behavior. She said two lesbians shared an eel as a dildo and taped its mouth shut. There is also the activity of men putting their penis inside of another penis. She said there were videos. The class was at S.F. State. Adults can do as they please but utilizing children and animals to get their jollies is nothing I will ever ever condone or be silent about. I have always been led to believe that sex is mental. If people require unnatural situations to climax, perhaps they should speak to their mind. *End to explicit content* Back to Lighter topics I have been slowing checking out other private schools and every school that seems to be a good fit, I have inquired into, has a waiting list. Is there anyone at public? Oakland has something called school choice and a family we know is waiting to see if they get into their neighborhood school. If they do not get in, they will attend private. The challenge with that plan is private school decisions went out last week and acceptances and deposits are due today (yesterday) but parents needed to secure their spots before Oakland sent its decisions. Removing the ability to attend neighborhood schools, is a great way to kill property values in Oakland. This type of stuff has to be intentional. I think Oakland is some type of test city. Someone decides to test how to destroy families, children, schools, churches and they test it here first and then implement across the nation. or maybe this city gets all the madness people do and tries to be the first to socialize everyone to that madness as normal. My mother did her teacher training in the early 70's at S.F. State and her class was told that because they would be teaching in black areas, do not give homework because the kids would not have anywhere to do the homework, probably no tables or lights. She was told "do not mention fathers", because most of the kids would not have fathers. When my mother arrived at her 99% black school, her white principal advised her to ignore the strange social things she hd been told in her program. She did not assign homework and the parents complained to her principal. She discovered the kids did have homes equipped to do homework. One day her male student asked her why she always threatened to call her students' mothers and why she never said she would call their fathers. Turned out every kid had a father in the home. Perhaps the goal was sensitivity but I think the reality was harmful. A message is being sent to boys and girls then words like father is removed from the school vocabulary. Schools socialize kids, but parents have to be cautious to balance it. But how does a parent know vital details like removal of "father". That has nothing to do with reading, writing or arithmetic. Family Values were being targeted.