Saturday, January 30, 2010

Teen Weekend

Both my girls want to have a blog. I'm not too keen on the idea, but I did tell them that every weekend. They can write a post on here. So Saturday and Sunday will be known as Teen Weekend. They will talk about whatever teens and tweens are thinking about.

So without further ado, here are the 2 Sisters blogging......

Hi everyone! I'm Mary, the tween and I'm Katie, the teen. Today we want to talk about the stupid punishments that we still get in middle school and high school.

How do teachers expect us to act our age when we still have to do things like think sheets and going to the safe seat?

Mary: As a student in 6th grade, teachers are always pretty.... well annoying, but I'm not talking about that, I'm talking about the high expectations for grades and behavior but then they treat us like we are still in kindergarten or something. Think sheets should be for the little kids, not us in middle school and high school.

Katie: You wouldn't think that in middle school and high school we would still have to be writing out what we did wrong and our feelings on it, but we do. We still have to do this baby stuff we did way back in elementary school. Since they treat us like we are almost grown up, they should give us adult punishments.
They could send us out in the hall to calm down if that was needed. Give us detention, or give us the choice of getting a zero in the class or going to the Principal's office.

In short, we both agree, that having to do think sheets and going to the safe seats is not an effective punishment. We're really not learning anything from it. Most of us just roll our eyes when told we have to do it anyways.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's edition: "Parents: Stop yelling and telling us to do things over and over and over again. We heard you the first time.


Anonymous said...

I think that is a great idea and I am sure the girls love it too. It is probably really helpful for them in expressing there feelings. Way to go mom!

Unknown said...

Love that you are letting your girls blog on the weekends. GREAT idea!

Girls, I am so far removed from school. My boys are all graduated. I don't even know what a think sheet is :) Good job!! Stopping by from SITS!

InspiredDreamer said...

Oh my goodness I love this! But tell me, what the HECK is a think sheet??? Are kids these days being told to get in tune with their emotions more? When I was in grade school if you did something wrong you got yelled at. And we had an open classroom, so when one of the 6th-grade teachers got really honked off, the other 5 classrooms on that side of the school just outright stopped everything they were doing and listened to the tirade. There's nothing better than a little shame to turn a kid straight. :)

Have an Extraordinary Day!