Comments on: Not so enthusiastic about numbers http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Libia http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-2#comment-59538 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 20:48:25 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-59538 After nursery school, my grandson at kindergarten said: What’s the matter with my teacher, she is always teaching! We do not have time to sing and dance and play anymore!!

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By: shalum http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-2#comment-59457 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 04:35:40 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-59457 i so feel the same way about school, and the things they expect kids to learn within a short span of time! it’s crazy! and when they get out of school, they only need to know the basics! by that time, the kids are so wired up. sheesh.

but i hope he gets through this. good luck to him! and he’s so lucky to be able to hold suck a great cam!

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By: Shaheen http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-59133 Sun, 07 Dec 2008 11:18:15 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-59133 That’s a sweet post. With you teaching him how to use your camera, he won’t need to know his numbers. :) I too love how Nathan is squishing his nose to the camera. Very cute!

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By: Kim http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-58981 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:52:42 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-58981 I don’t know if your son attends public or private school, but a relative of mine is a public K teacher and I saw her at Thanksgiving. I asked her if her students did cute crafts, etc. for Thanksgiving (mainly because my kids were bringing things home daily). Her answer was “No. We don’t have the time.” The No Child Left Behind legislation has the school districts so scared, all the time in the classroom is spent on reading and math.

I remember my son in Kindergarten 4 years ago–same situation. All the emphasis was on the skills needed to pass those achievement tests. No science, no social studies, barely any arts and crafts. It was so sad, we moved him out of the public school district and went private.

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By: Carolyn Jung http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-57663 Sat, 29 Nov 2008 22:22:17 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-57663 Those of us who became journalists have a saying: “We became writers because we can’t do math.” And it’s SO true. Journalists are often number-challenged. We hate figuring out city budgets, tax codes, and even converting ounces into cups. So little Andrew may not like numbers. But maybe that’s just a sign that he’s going to grow up to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer instead some day. 😉

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By: Wendee http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-57370 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 16:16:09 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-57370 Even though I was good enough in math to be an engineer, I will confess having piles of pages of homework (and later in life, notes from meetings) with lots of doodles that had nothing to do with numbers. Lots of circles and penguins. My hunky BF is a high school math teacher and watching him write out calculus tests is far beyond anything my brain can deal with. As a designer, I have happier balance between the numbers and circles these days. This homework page is precious. I have empathy for your little guy. He may like math or not, but his mind is playing and he’s not afraid to put it down on paper… something you should try to keep him doing, and something we should all try to keep doing, too.

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By: mikky http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-57130 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 18:47:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-57130 I’m sure it’s just a phase, anyway, who does want to go to school… he’s so cute holding and taking pics… Happy Thanksgiving… Enjoy your celebration… :)

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By: Rasa Malaysia http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-57039 Thu, 27 Nov 2008 00:56:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-57039 I hate hate hate math too and always flunked while my peeps scored A when I was in high school. Sometimes, I am still not sure if 9+8=17. Andrew has already aced that!

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By: rita http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-57010 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:07:00 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-57010 oh, my! so, at which grade level do they teach trigonometry? 3rd grade? i hope this doesn’t dissuade him from learning and enjoying math as he gets older.

great big hugs to andrew. i wish him the best. hope he gets over this hump and does well.

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By: Bellini Valli http://steamykitchen.com/1750-not-so-enthusiastic-about-numbers.html/comment-page-1#comment-56998 Wed, 26 Nov 2008 17:52:14 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1750#comment-56998 Although some kids might be ready for this most should just be allowed to have some fun!!! They will be adults soon enough!!!!!!

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