This morning our breakfast club met. There are four of us who taught together at Johnnycake Middle School in Baltimore County in the 80's. We meet about four times a year for breakfast at Mimi's Cafe. There were five of us, but Colette passed about three years ago. Debbie is still teaching social studies, but Jo (Guidance), Ann (Social Studies), and I (English) have all retired. Conversation is always animated (although we haven't been asked to leave, yet) and somehow always comes around to state mandated testing, which is a royal pain in the ass. Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) always designs the aircraft in flight. No Child Left Behind doesn't help and now many school systems have seniors who will not graduate this year because they can't pass an assessment. This may sound fair, but the State insists that ALL kids take the assessments even those in special education and those who are new to our country in English as Second Language courses. We don't know what the schools are going to do with those who don't pass. Supposedly they're to do 'projects', but there's no one on board to teach grade 13...
There's something I don't understand. Why in the Cialis add are the two people sitting in bath tubs looking out at the sea? Are they yearning for function? Why are they sitting in bath tubs, anyway? And if they really wanted to get it on, shouldn't they be in the same tub? Can anyone clear this up for me?
Also,why do roadside signs say "Falling Rock"? If they know it's that bad that a rock is going to come crashing down on a car, shouldn't they do something about it? And why the warning? Just so we don't have a heart attack when it happens? It would seem to me that there's no way a driver could get out of the way in time anyway. Can anyone explain this to me?
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.