Question of the day.

What are three things you just learned?

My answer:

That on Tuesdays Sofi’s going to be at school from 8 AM to 5 PM. :O Quite crazy imo and definitely hadn’t been the case for her in previous years, and it’s not like she’s started some completely new education stage or something, she’s in 8th grade. I definitely didn’t spend as much time at school at her age, unless in some exceptional situations.

That apparently if you live in Norway, you can have your child taken away from you if he has lost a tooth. πŸ™ƒ Not that it was the first time I’ve heard some pretty wild stuff about their Barnevernet (the child protection service).

That the Welsh word cynhwysol means inclusive in English.

You? πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. Learning the Welsh, I see! Great job!!

    Hmm… what have I learned? Um… I can’t think of anything! I’ll report back if I do!! πŸ™‚

    My ideal school hours for kids would be 9:30 to 4:00. I’ll never understand the need to wake up kids several hours before the crack of dawn. So horrid!!

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    1. Yep, Bibiels are learning Welsh every single day! πŸ™‚ Well, almost. πŸ˜€
      Hmmm, I actually have quite mixed feelings about school hours. When I was a kid, I used to think like you because it really is very annoying and exhausting to get up as freakishly early as kids usually have to for school. But these days I also think that, on the other hand, I feel that if I were to go to school later, it would feel like I was spending there all day and my whole life would only evolve around school. Sofi doesn’t have a fixed school time and throughout her school career she’s had times when she’d go to school at 9 or even as late as 11, and observing that, I don’t think it’s as fun as it sounds. When she wakes up, she is in less hurry and has more time in the morning, but it’s still not enough to do anything constructive other than perhaps watch a bit of TV or do a quick homework if she didn’t have time the evening before, so she basically hangs around waiting for the time to go to school and is bored and only thinks about school. When she comes back, it’s late afternoon and there’s still homework to do, so when she’s done with everything it’s already evening and time to think about going to sleep, whereas if she’d finish earlier, she’d have time to play or visit friends or whatever. I think I’d feel quite stifled in such solely school-oriented schedule, so I don’t really know which option is better. Ideally I think it should be more individualised. Which is why I love the idea of homeschooling, but I’ve said that millions of times. πŸ˜€

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      1. Good points, all!! It’s an interesting issue for sure!! And that’s the basis of my country’s early school hours: so kids can do afterschool stuff every day, including homework!! Personally, I loved college with its random daily schedule, time between classes, time to go to work-study, being able to sleep in if early classes were avoided, and so on. It’s too bad that wouldn’t work for middle school and high school students!

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