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    Here and there, I'll devote a lesson time to following directions — spoken and written. We have fun with it, and it works. For awhile. Maybe some day it'll take...
    I remember when I was in high school I had a test (I'm sure some of you have heard of this happening) where the teacher told us to read all the instructions and all the questions on the test before we started. How many people just jumped right in. The last line of the test said "Sign your name at the bottom and turn this test into the teacher at the end of class without doing anything else". Luckily, I was a good listener! I can't tell you how many of my friends struggled for about 30 minutes - and then you could collectively here the "Oh Man" go up when everyone got to the end!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatesMom View Post
    I remember when I was in high school I had a test (I'm sure some of you have heard of this happening) where the teacher told us to read all the instructions and all the questions on the test before we started. How many people just jumped right in. The last line of the test said "Sign your name at the bottom and turn this test into the teacher at the end of class without doing anything else". Luckily, I was a good listener! I can't tell you how many of my friends struggled for about 30 minutes - and then you could collectively here the "Oh Man" go up when everyone got to the end!!
    My 6th grade English teacher gave us that one. I was the only kid in class who passed that one!
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    A long time ago, probably in college, I developed the habit of starting on the last page when I took a test. Nobody ever gave ME a test like that!
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    I am going to have to tell my 11-year-old son the story about that test. I am always trying to stress with him to read directions. More than a few times when looking over his math homework I have discovered that he jumped in without reading directions. For example, finding exact solutions to problems when the directions said to estimate. Hopefully they will learn eventually that it takes less time overall when you read the directions and don't have to redo the work later when you discover it's all wrong!

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    What's that old saying again? "When all else fails, read the directions."
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    Huge score at the recycling center today... a huge box of castle Legos with dragons of all sizes. I have young neighbors beside me and across the street who tend to droop by when the weather gets nice. That ought to entertain them.
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    Huge score at the recycling center today... a huge box of castle Legos with dragons of all sizes. I have young neighbors beside me and across the street who tend to droop by when the weather gets nice. That ought to entertain them.
    Kids, schmidz. I wanna play with that Lego set!
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    Come on over! There aren't any directions, so we'll have to use our imaginations.
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    After being co-guardians of my niece and nephew today we go to court to sever the rights of the mother and fathers so their grandmother can adopt them. My sister and I have had them for most of their lives. My sister is their grandmother. We don't know if the mother will show up in court or not and the father's I am sure won't be there but you never know. We have had guardianship of the kids for 6 years and the parents have did nothing to support them or visit them. One of the fathers is in prison and one is out of state and the mother hasn't seen them in over 4 years. Hope all goes well.
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    I'll be thinking good thoughts, nennie. Good luck.

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