Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do you think is the most important thing for today's kids to learn in school?

I'm definitely not an expert in the subject but it seems to me kids need to learn the basics --reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, math.  Without these basic skills how are they to accomplish the things that they need to do?  How do you write a resume and cover letter when your writing skills aren't honed?  I think we need more art, music and physical education.  

This question came from http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.ca/2014/01/todays-writing-prompt-education.html


January 7th was another very cold day.  People were using words like "polar vortex" to describe the weather.  We were nice and warm playing board games for money . . . the money went into our Relay for Life team's fund.

January 7

Christmas, observed by the Russian Orthodox Church according to the Julian Calendar.  Christmas Eve supper usually consists of twelve meatless dishes in honour of the twelve apostles. 

1955:  The opening of Parliament was telecast for the first time.

Old Rock Day

1610: Italian astronomer Galileo observes three satellites orbiting Jupiter.

1785: French aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard and American physician John Jeffries of Boston are the first to successfully cross the English Channel in a gas balloon.

1913: The process to obtain gasoline from crude oil is patented.

1927: Commercial phone service across the Atlantic begins.

Albert Bierstadt, American painter (1830)


January 6 – 10, 2014 – Thank Your Customer Week