Thursday, August 25, 2011

Writer's Workshop- School Days

Top ten reasons why you’re glad you’re done with school.

Drama. The social drama of dealing with who's popular, who's not. Is your friend going to be your friend today. Or with they make you a social outcast again. I really, really detest drama.

Facebook. I am so glad they didn't have this when I was in school. Refer to the first reason and it goes hand in hand. I enjoyed being able to go home and get away from all that. Now, you're expected to have a page and have 500+ friends.

Clothing styles. I know that they say all styles rotate through generations, but they can keep the skinny jeans. They make girls like me look like a pear. I would have to opt for shorts and freeze my butt off during the winter.

Digital cameras. Growing up in the 80's we lived with film cameras and it was fun to have your photo taken and the film developed. You never knew if you weren't in some ones photos, because it wasn't digital.

Cursive writing. Many schools are not teaching this anymore. I can't wait to see the future generations signatures.

Texting and cell phones. What happened to passing notes in class and the adrenaline rush of not getting caught.? Those were the days.

Music and arts classes. School funding is in the toilet and has depleted the amount of creative arts classes from elementary school all the way through high school. One of the reasons I have my daughter enrolled in dance classes and taking art camps in the summer. Where are my ta dollars going??

Dating. It isn't the same anymore. Boyfriends breaking up with you via Facebook or texting. Where is the dignity?

I can't think of 2 more. Some things haven't changed since I went to school. So using some of the reasons wouldn't make sense for me. I pretty much focused on how different things are now to as they were over 20 years ago for me. I would never want to repeat school and go back and have to do it over now. Most of my information is derived from my own daughter going to school and my niece and nephew who are 12 and 16. You hear the horror stories about school life and the trials they have been through. It's no walk in the park, whenever and wherever you go.


Paulette said...

Exactly so!

Cyndy DysFUNctional Mom said...

I think it's so weird that they're not teaching cursive any more!  
I can't imagine if we'd had Facebook back in the day.  What a mess!

Singlemominthesouth said...

This is a GREAT list... of course, technically, as a teacher, I've never left, but there are some things you can avoid.  Like FB... our superintendent asks that we not friend parents or students. I completely agree, I just wish they'd tell parents and students that they'd asked that of us!  FWIW, I still teach cursive!

Alexis Peloquin said...

You did an amazing job.  I don't think I could be a teen in this day and age.  I would be crushed if I was dumped via FB. UGH

missy bedell said...

Great list - I too am so happy FB wasn't around when I was in HS.  It will be interesting with my own kids.

SavvyLittleWomen-Kate said...

Amen to the Facebook thing - I fear the drama that it will add to our kids!

shellthings said...

I cannot imagine having to be in school these days. 

Themommyologist said...

I could not agree more on the Facebook thing! OMG. Remember when all we did was pass notes in class? I can't even imagine the pressures that kids have these days. We had it so easy compared to them!