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What's different know vs when you were in school? Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
10th Jul '13

I mean, what all is being taught now that's different than what you learned? I just got LO a dinosaur book and apparently "most" dinosaurs had feathers, oh and bronchiosauruses are not real, they're really an apatosaurus (or something else, I can't remember, lol). I also bought him a solar system book and of course, pluto isn't one of the "8" main planets anymore (I remember when that happened though cause it was on the news). I've heard that math is being taught completely differently. What else have you noticed that's totally
different than what you learned?




may be post and run, I'm at work, lol.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jul '13

It's brontosaurus. :P



The biggest thing I've noticed is that a lot of kids have no idea how to count out coins.



They're also doing square roots and exponents in 4th grade. :shock: My daughter started fractions in first grade.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" It's brontosaurus. :P The biggest thing I've noticed is that a lot of kids have no idea how to count ... [snip!] ... out coins. They're also doing square roots and exponents in 4th grade. :shock: My daughter started fractions in first grade."


lol, that's right :oops: I couldn't remember and didn't want to google....

Bluebonnet Here, CA, United States 65251 posts
10th Jul '13

A lot of schools don't teach cursive anymore

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Zebra*:" A lot of schools don't teach cursive anymore"


This too.
Lilli will start learning cursive this coming school year but according to the kids, they aren't ever forced to use it like we were.



Remember when everything we handed in had to be in cursive? :evil:

Bluebonnet Here, CA, United States 65251 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" This too. Lilli will start learning cursive this coming school year but according to the kids, they ... [snip!] ... the kids, they aren't ever forced to use it like we were. Remember when everything we handed in had to be in cursive? :evil:"</blockquote>




Yup. Jenna was teaching herself cursive, but it was her own doing. I learned in second grade. I remember getting marked down for printing

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Zebra*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" This too. Lilli will start learning cursive ... [snip!] ... was teaching herself cursive, but it was her own doing. I learned in second grade. I remember getting marked down for printing"


I learned in third grade and it took me until after high school to stop using it all the time. Now my writing is a mish-mash of print and cursive.

Bluebonnet Here, CA, United States 65251 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I learned in third grade and it took me until after high school to stop using it all the time. Now my writing is a mish-mash of print and cursive."</blockquote>




Lol mine too

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" It's brontosaurus. :P The biggest thing I've noticed is that a lot of kids have no idea how to count ... [snip!] ... out coins. They're also doing square roots and exponents in 4th grade. :shock: My daughter started fractions in first grade."</blockquote>




Mine was doing fractions in K last yr :shock: I mean very basic like 1/2 and 1/4 but still. I actually just played a fraction game with dd and the girl I've been watching that's a yr older and they did really good. Dd just drew me a pic of 4 people and a chocolate chip cookie cut into 4 pieces and wrote 1/4 above it. So cute.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" I learned in third grade and it took me until after high school to stop using it all the time. Now my writing is a mish-mash of print and cursive."</blockquote>




I write in a mish mash too lol.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4406 posts
status 10th Jul '13

My oldest just finished first grade and I noticed that they were trying to teach them fractions(I didn't do that until 4th grade) and he didn't even know how to add or subtract yet. WTF? My kid already has a learning disability so lets teach him stuff before he even knows the basics and make him fall even more behind :shock:

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Zebra*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" This too. Lilli will start learning cursive ... [snip!] ... was teaching herself cursive, but it was her own doing. I learned in second grade. I remember getting marked down for printing"</blockquote>




Lylians interested In Cursive too. She asks how to write things in it when she's bored. It's cute. Idk if they even do it at her school or not.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
10th Jul '13

I'm nervous that when he gets in to middle school that I won't be able to help him with his homework, lol. Thankfully DH is super smart and I'm pretty confident that LO is going to be like him so maybe he won't need very much help.....

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5489 posts
10th Jul '13

What?!? Scientists don't know everything?! "Facts" changed? This is why I don't put much faith in science that can't be tested and proven. Science based on assumptions and tests that can't be verified should never be called "fact". But other than the changes you mentioned...I've also noticed that my kids are taught mathematics in a very different way. They learn "Singapore math".

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Mom of 3 Little Boys!:" My oldest just finished first grade and I noticed that they were trying to teach them fractions(I didn't ... [snip!] ... has a learning disability so lets teach him stuff before he even knows the basics and make him fall even more behind :shock:"


Actually, learning fractions first and then addition and subtraction might make more sense. They learn how many parts make up a whole, shade the fraction part, and then they should have an easier time with adding or subtracting. Hm.



I've already taught my daughter how to simplify fractions. Her teacher asked me to stop because she was simplifying things on her homework and tests. :lol::oops: