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School on Saturdays

Discussion in 'The Social World' started by Estro Felino, May 29, 2022.

  1. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    What I liked about school is that we used to have school on Saturdays too.
    And also at university...we used to have some lessons in the morning. Which was awkward...because most of my friends used to go back home on Friday night.
    But it was funny.
    In my country most schools are closed on Sunday only. Meaning that usually, classes terminate at 1 pm or sometimes at 1:45 pm. But usually, as for public offices and most workplaces, they are closed on Saturday.

    I think it is healthier for the kids. Instead of slaving away all day...they go back home at 1 pm and as a sacrifice, they go to school on Saturday.
    What do you guys think?
     
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    Back when I was in Jr high/high school, the only time I had school on Saturday was as a punishment :D
     
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  3. Estro Felino

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    LoL...nice :p
     
  4. ChristineM

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    My first time in Italy the sight of children going to school on Saturday was a shock until i was told that because of the afternoon heat school closes earlier through the week.
     
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  5. Estro Felino

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    Yes.:)
    I guess it was also a shock to find out that from 1pm to 4pm the Italian city gets a rest.
     
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    For me it was just to play sports and school club activities.
     
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    Actually no. I was expecting siesta, looking forward to it even. I just didn't relise it applied to school
     
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  8. Estro Felino

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    It's not like the Spanish siesta. It is just that lunch is the main meal of the day, so people have lunch at home or at cafés (cafés are open for lunch), never at work or at school.
    :)
    Italian dinner, very light meal is usually at 9 pm
     
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    If you said something like that in the school I went to, someone probably would've replied by shouting: "STUUD!" before you could even finish your sentence.
    It's derogatory slang for someone who studies a lot, gets good grades or someone who prefers "the teacher's side" over the "classmates side".
     
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    For me school was an escape as a kid. But...

    I don't see a problem with this. Kids shouldn't be expected to work all day like you said.
     
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    I think public education in the USA needs to be improved. Other countries, from what I've read have school all year round. Here most get a week off every six weeks, and then all summer off.
     
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  12. Estro Felino

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    A week off? Well...it is not that different here, as for school.
     
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    Having the summer off worked for me.
    But it does create problems for many students,
    who lose some ground over the summer.
    My summers were productive...wading in creeks,
    riding my bike all over, making things in the shop,
    watching TV, building a tree house.
     
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    I left at 1pm, and stayed home Saturday! :D

    My school was different than most, though. It left the schedule very open to the student. I decided I wanted to take six classes without break, and then I left at 1. It worked well for me.

    I think I'd have died if school was an extra day. I hated school. It was easy enough, but it was so... boring. Brain numbing boring. And it started so early... They say you adjust to being up at certain times, but I never could. I needed the weekend to catch up on all the lost sleep!

    A city nearby does year round. 9 weeks on, 3 weeks off. This seems to make sense to me, but it would be really hard to switch, as so many families plan vacations so far in advance.

    As for my own kids... One is going back to public next yet(he was on public virtual the last two years). One is homeschooled. The other is a toddler, and we're just starting with his schooling stuff. We do school most days. But school looks different for us than most. My middle son can be a difficult student, and very formal lessons don't work. We have to make everything fun and hands on, and utilize games, so he doesn't figure out he's learning... I count on doing lessons every day, so when we can't(illness, events, behavior problems), its not a big deal.
     
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    I think it depends on the school. If there are great teachers who spend time on helping students and who are nice, then school can be fun.
    In other situations homeschooling can be a lifesaver
     
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    I found school boring, mostly waiting for the slowest kid in class to catch up before we could move onto something else. Being bright was a serious disadvantage since you had longer to wait.

    Boredom is punishing. I felt like I was being punished for a crime I didn't commit.
     
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    I had some really good teachers(and some really bad ones). I think for me, personally, the curriculum was just not things I was interested in. I remember people assuming because my grades were good that I was interested in the work... nope. I was a quiet student who didn't want trouble, so I rushed through my work so I'd have the rest of the class period to draw pictures and read books.

    We never intended to homeschool, but when the kids got sent home due to the pandemic, my middle son just flourished(he is autistic and went from being non verbal to verbal, most notably). He can be better educated at home. In school, though he was intellectually capable of being in a classroom, the teachers preferred him being in a self contained room because they couldn't handle his behavior, which was preventing him from receiving material that was appropriate. It was all a behavior game; very little learning happening.

    Exactly! I actually asked to be homeschooled, and could have likely done it with little help from parents, but it was treated somewhat like a punishment.. "I went to school, everyone goes to school, you can go to school, too." My parents were not good students(academics were hard for them), so they assumed because my grades were well, I was complaining unnecessarily. Its easy for you, so just shut up and do your work.
     
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    My children are adults now, but if they were of school age, I would homeschool them for a number of reasons. None of them having to do with religion.
     
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    Yup. I hate that when you say you homeschool, the first assumption is that you're a conservative Christian. The two have nothing to do with each other.

    I think about as religious as we've got with it is that my son likes to read comic books about the Greek Gods. But that was something he chose to read on, and has gotten him interested in history and geography, has helped him understand the passage of time, and has given him an idea of the social troubles of war.
     
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