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Bad teacher ju-ju

I know that bunches of you here are on fountaingirl's f-list...(in fact I ganked this from wretchmuffin) but I thought I'd repost it for those of you who aren't.....




Some teachers are jerks--reposted from fountaingirl
Maybe I'm taking this a little personally because next year my son will probably be in kindergarten (and I'm wondering if I'm "tiger mom"-ing [as one of you describes it] by proxy), but here's your Bad Teacher story of the week.

In brief, Wendy Portillo had a five year old kindergartner stand up in front of his classmates and have them tell him what they didn't like about him and then "vote" him out of class. Kid likely has Aspberger's. Kid is five. Wendy Portillo is a Bad Teacher and should probably find work in a different field.

I know it's a holiday weekend and all, but if you could take some time to be outraged over the internet or with a real live letter?
Here are the relevant contacts:



*Morningside Elementary School Principal:*
Mrs. Marcia Cully
cullym@stlucie.k12.fl.us
(772) 337-6730

*St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent: *
Michael J. Lannon
4204 Okeechobee Road
Ft. Pierce 34947-5414
Phone: 772/429-3925
FAX: 772/429-3916
e-mail: lannonm@stlucie.k12.fl.us

*St. Lucie County School Board Chair:*
Carol Hilson
772-519-0397
HilsonC@stlucie.k12.fl.us

*Vice Chair:*
Judith Miller
772-528-4545
MillerJ@stlucie.k12.fl.us
**



I've actually thought about the fact that there may be more to this than is being revealed at the moment, but the teacher confirms the heart of the story: that she had five year old children "vote" one of their classmates out of class, calling him "disgusting" (and also, less disturbingly, "annoying"). Even if he's a pain-in-the-ass five year old (which certainly can happen), it doesn't really seem like she created a "teachable moment" here. In fact, she sounds cruel and stupid. At best, she's an incompetent creep.

While I'm generally reluctant to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of internet rage, it seems (1) justified and (2) potentially effective in this case.

And my own (Bullet's) view.....Kids have a hard enough time dealing with classmates as it is, and as someone who, while never formally diagnosed, probably is an Aspberger's sufferer, this is so repellant to me that I want to vomit!!!

Edit.....I just emailed the superintendant with my views....who knows if that will make any diffence....
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bpal 13

Must sell precious to pay for other precious!

I'm offering up my bottle (full to just above label) of Gypsy Queen....she's pretty, but I bounced my paypal payment for the Minotaur and paypal is going to keep trying for payment (and I'm going to keep having no money in that accout) in three days....argh!

So I'm asking $40.00 shipped for her. sigh.....if this doesn't work I may just have to suck it up and sell Underpants (which I really, really, really don't want to do!)
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BPAL wishlist....

I guess I need one 'o these things....

My big wish is ....More Minotaur (yeah, I have 1 1/2 bottles...but I wear it alot!-someone frimped me a glass wand top and guess what bottle it got put on!)
Underpants (of course) but I've around 1/2 bottle left and can survive on that for now.
Snake Charmer (of course...again) and ditto on the 1/2 bottle left...but I use this one
more than Underpants so it will go pretty fast!


I need another bottle of Mr. Ibis (am giving the one I have to sis for Christmas as it smells just like her signature scent Ambrosia by Song of India--and I think she'll get a kick out of having a scent from a line based on Neil Gaiman's work!) But I want one for myself as well.

GCS--(I have bits left of all these--they are very nice!)

Fenris Wolf (my bottle is low :-( )
Shub Niggurath (still have plenty left but its the holidays again and I love this smell for the cold weather!)
The Witch Queen (a very womanly lovely scent!)
Rose Cross (have in imp not bottle, but very nice!)

Ones I haven't tried--

Schrodinger's Cat
any of the new GCs
(I'll have to work on the rest of this non-tried list....I've tried so many!)

And anything that's resinous (combinations with rose/musk/etc are nice!)
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A few more pics.....

The light of the way....:-)



The Optimist!



The Optimists (two woodpeckers on a steel light structure....lol!--actually there were THREE woodpeckers...the third was furthur to the left.) What an odd sound their pecking made.

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Amazing sunrise....

Sunrise this am was FANTASTIC!!!! I knew it would be from the hints of pink showing up in the interesting cloud patterns on my walk home.....so I rushed in, grabbed the good camera and ran out the door to wait.....

SSSOOooOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad I did!!!! Following pic is completely unedited except to make smaller.

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