Sex-deprived

A mom on my FB shared this homework her kindergartner did with teacher’s remarks:

I thought only in the USSR we had such sex-deprived nasty hags for teachers.

We used to joke that a happy sex life outside of school is the #1 qualification for a teacher. And now you can see why.

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19 thoughts on “Sex-deprived”

  1. Ah, that mother should be glad that she didn’t send her child to a kindergarten run by sex-starved Nazi nuns despite the fact that my already senile grandfather was a kindly Presbyterian minister. My mother made that mistake back in 1950, just because the nun-house Catholic church was the only kindergarten within walking distance of our house.

    The only happy day of my kindergarten experience was when I watched the church burning to the ground, although I was disappointed that all the nuns got out alive. No, I didn’t start the fire — I figure that God did, to give the nuns a taste of how they were going to spend eternity.

    (And yes, the nuns chastised me severely because I drew a crayon picture depicting the sun as bright red.)

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    1. This is so sad. It’s horrible that kids should be subjected to this.

      Kindergartners mostly just teach themselves. All you need to do is encourage them to learn, give a smidge of help when they are stuck, and mostly hang back and let them be.

      My Klara is already learning to write, by the way.

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  2. I admit, I’m confused. Just who is the teacher aiming those comments at?— because most students in the first month of kindergarten can’t read at that level.

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    1. Also, this “homework” can totally be done at school. And: my mother said coloring as an activity was too stupefying. You should get to draw your own things. She was particularly against coloring by number. We never had to do these boring and stultifying activities.

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        1. …why send it home, though? they aren’t good activities and this is all about telling the parents how the teacher thinks they should draw or not — and saying they should obey. I say, don’t also pollute the home with this stuff

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            1. “FB page says it’s a private Catholic school”

              If you haven’t yet, you really should search out Americans who went to private Catholic schools with nuns as teachers… the stories I’ve heard remind me of stories I’ve heard of Ukrainian schools….

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              1. Even at the most squishy liberal Catholic schools there’s a huge emphasis on following directions and obeying authority. It’s a little much for kindergarteners but I can absolutely see kids being marked down for using pencil when they should use pen, or not coloring within the lines or using the “wrong” colors. They had me doing homework in second grade and direction tests. They didn’t force me to write right handed but I got marked down for smearing my words, all the time. The kid’s probably getting a good dose of twice daily prayers and catcheism.
                They are not big on different ways of reasoning or explaining why something has to be done a certain way.

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              2. Pedagogically, it’s not justified. It’s crucial to teach kids to follow directions in a classroom setting but only after age 12 at the earliest.

                Coloring within the lines is an important skill because it has to do with motorics. If a kid can’t (as opposed to won’t) do it by the age of 8-9, that’s a problem. At 5, though, it’s not a big deal.

                This is such a failure in the knowledge of basic pedagogy that it’s scary.

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    2. // I admit, I’m confused. Just who is the teacher aiming those comments at?— because most students in the first month of kindergarten can’t read at that level.

      Are kindergarten teachers required to demonstrate they’re teaching kids as opposed to simply babysitting?
      Have any new / old regulations been enforced?

      May be, the comments are aimed to show parents she cares to teach kids to make them prepared for school and thus – good future achievers. Some helicoptering or anxious parents may welcome the comments.

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  3. // The FB page says it’s a private Catholic school. Maybe that’s the reason.

    If the school is religious, the teacher demonstrates parents kids are brought up to reject unnatural identities such as those of green(-faced) people. The world should be accepted as God made it – iow, “color realistically”.

    Remember the old Soviet cartoon about a blue puppy with the song lyrics including “if everyone loves you, it’s OK to be blue”? No such puppies will pass master in this class!

    For not Russian speakers: in post-Soviet times, the word “blue” became a synonym for “gay,” and Russian TV won’t dare to show this cartoon now, I suppose.

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  4. I have often read the book “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse” by Eric Carle to the Kindergarten students during their Library classes. Then we talk about how, even though none of the animals are actually those colours, the pictures are good pictures because they came from the artists imagination.

    I can understand if the students were much older, and the lesson was to show realistic figures, but Kindergarten?

    And the comments are obviously geared towards the parents who need to be shamed for having such stupid children.

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  5. Pedagogically, it’s not justified. It’s crucial to teach kids to follow directions in a classroom setting but only after age 12 at the earliest.
    Interesting. That’s way more free spirited than a lot of public schools even.

    I don’t think people really send their kids to Catholic school for their deep knowledge and exercise of pedagogy though. They love the idea of “discipline” and maybe “small classes.” And they teach you that you are morally accountable for your sins after the age of 7 which is when Catholics take first communion.

    I have cousins who went to private school in other countries and they had to practice cursive in kindergarten. My aunt would lock her kid in the high chair to force her to do her homework and the poor kid’s hand kept smacking against the cross bar (that used to have the little widgets/toys). I couldn’t get her out of the homework or the chair so I tried to fix the chair (so she wouldn’t hurt or cramp her hand).

    I guess I’m saying it’s horrible but also not surprising?

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    1. Another thing that is wrong here in the US is the practice of constantly mixing up the students in different groups, classrooms and teachers. Ideally – especially for at-risk students from disadvantaged backgrounds – you’d have the same classroom, the same group and the same lead teacher through the whole K-12. My mom fought the Soviet education system to make that possible for her at-risk students. And she won. The results were really great. This constant shuffling around of kids that I see here is preposterous. It starts in daycare! There’s no pedagogic rationale in this.

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    2. Klara is in Sunday school now but I sit there and supervise. For now, the teacher is doing everything right. :-)))

      I also underwent barbaric methods of learning cursive. It’s like people get mental around the subject.

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