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School Doesn’t Give Enough Homework

Posted by MomOf2Boys On September - 9 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

I don’t know what the deal is with these schools now a days. But what I do know is, I DON’T LIKE IT!

What the hey is up with my son’s school not handing out homework? They assign the children homework, however, they allow them to finish it up at school. This is totally unexceptionable to me. Homework is for home, while school work is for school.

How the hell else are children supposed to learn the value of being self reliant, responsibility, paying attention while in class and doing the best they can do when they aren’t given homework.

Oh! And the other trend is that the children in my son’s district do not bring homework home over the weekend. WoW! This sounds like a complete stash of crap if you ask me.

Too bad for my son’s teacher. I am a very involved parent and she is not going to enjoy having me around. Not only do I want him bringing home his books over the weekend, he’s going to be doing some work over the weekend as well… and if she doesn’t allow him to bring them home, cool. I want the next to the best thing. She needs to spell out what he’s covering right now and what he will be covering for the following weeks so I can home school him… that way I WILL know that he’s getting the lesson.

This is how I was brought up (that I had to do 3 times as more work to be seen as equal to my white counterparts) and I don’t see how such has changed for minority children today.

>>> No wonder American children are failing and falling behind other nations when it comes to graduating and succeeding in life, they aren’t expected to do homework. The teachers are simply teaching the children how to pass the grade level exams… screw being the best you can be and being encouraged to go beyond what the teacher’s lesson plan dictates…

Labor Day Weekend : Putt Putt Golf

Posted by MomOf2Boys On September - 6 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

About a month or so ago, me and the boys went to Sam’s Club (on a Friday) looking for some fresh shrimp and catfish, except the fresh seafood lady wasn’t it. BUT what we ended up with was some discount tickets for Putt Putt Golf (I had to break up the bowling. I think the 11yr old is a bit tired of it).

Anywho… so we went to the nearest Putt Putt Golf location to only find that though they did have a batting cage, they didn’t have any attractions. So we head out to the location out in Hurst because that’s the location the oldest wanted to go to.

Well, we get there and boy I should have known it was going to be packed. There were birthday parties all over the place. Children running around like lil’monkey’s out of their cage… it was really a site to see.

Well, unfortunately for the oldest, he missed being able to ride the big kid race cards by less than an inch… HmMmM! The Putt Putt dude could have let him on… come on… are you serious… LESS THAN AN INCH… Are you serious?

Anywho… the 11yr old opted for the Water Ride. The tickets we got from Sam’s was purchase one attraction get one free. It should have been more like… don’t purchase any tickets because the ride attendant isn’t one for following ticketing rules. The first ride he went on was free. The guy didn’t even ask for his ticket muchless check his wrist to see if he had an all day pass… But hey… today was his lucky day.

After riding the water ride and getting squirted at like mad crazy… and having water splashed on him, First Born decides he wants to check out the batters cage… Now why did he want to do this… and with me… My son knows that I am a very athletic person and that I am not one for wasting money…

For some reason, he conned me into believing that he was into the sport of baseball… heck, he has the bat, the mitt, the balls, the gloves… and the helmet… I thought he was a certified PRO at the sport… Boy wasn’t I fooled… He barely knew how to attack the plate… and to prepare himself for the ball… Needless to say, we are going to have to work on his batter’s stance… Heck, one never knows when it may come in handy… especially with bullies popping up all over the place…

Got DVDs? Then You Need DVDCatalyst!!!

Posted by MomOf2Boys On June - 27 - 2009 ADD COMMENTS

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Why This Busy Mom Loves DVDCatalyst

Waiting at a (docter’s)office/bus/train, or kids in the car.

No TV in the room, or stuck on CNN, no DVD players in the car, imagine having a few TellyTubbies episodes on your Blackberry.

Kids are tearing each other up, chewing on the car-seats. Hand them the Blackberry playing their favorite cartoons.

Done deal.

Here is how it works.

DVD Cat runs on your (Windows) computer ,

1. Start the program,
2. Select your device (ipod, iphone, blackberry)
3. Put in a DVD
4. Click Go
5. Wait a while, DVD is being spat out, copy created file to your device/itunes etc.

And here is where DVD Cat excels.

If you have one device, and your other has another device most likely the video files are different. (an iPod file does not play on a PSP for example).

DVD Catalyst is the only app that enables you to queue up multiple devices. Your Blackberry, and others iPhone for example. Once more than one device is selected, it will create 2 files instead of one for every DVD you put in, and it’s done.

Got a lot of movies to do, simple, run DVD Cat automatic. With a few checkmarks (examples in the manual) you can set it up to run without ever clicking on anything. put in a DVD, it’s converted, and spat out when done. Put in a new one when you walk past it and as soon as the tray closes, it will take off again.

There is nothing like that on the market.

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