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Old 10-02-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Wow... I subbed in a 5th grade classroom in a heavy rural community. I've never seen a 5th grade class like this one.

There were 29 fifth graders, but they were so silent most of the time, you could hardly tell they were there. And when they did address me, it was always with a Yes, sir (or Yes, maam to the aide).

They would thank me for each paper that they received and apologize for every minor mistake that they made (like when I reminded three of them that they forgot to put their name on a paper, they apologized profusely).

Apparently, the teacher is highly religious and builds her classroom on a strict level of respect for elders, as it is written in the bible. This is not a religious school, however. It is a public school district.

In the end, I received a few lollipops from the kids (I felt like I was in first grade), their thank-you's, and their handshakes. And a cell phone call from the aide calling the classroom teacher, recommending me to come back in the future because "I was so good with the kids."


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Old 10-02-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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Wow, what a rare diamond in the rough classroom. Even my best classes don't even compare to what you just described. If only all kids were taught respect and they actually followed it.
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This sounds more like a very well trained Essential 55 classroom.
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that reminds me of the group of high school age farmboys who were sent on an exchange to Australia. One of the boys was the son of a retired military officer. Whenever the Aussie farmers asked him something it was "Yes, sir" or "no, sir." I guess the Aussies wanted to keep that one there, but the chaperon had to remind them that his mother was going to expect him back.
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I wish I had a class like this one! Where is this school located?



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Southern Pennsylvania.
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WOW!! I would love a class like that!!!!
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