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  •  Keeping quiet in the halls is respectful of (0+ / 0-)

    other classes who are working. You will be glad that they are taught not to touch the walls when your daughter doesn't catch the latest illness going around. Also, they kids tend to rip and damage student artwork that is hung in the halls,( it's always the one that Mom wanted to frame and put up at home.)

    Oh for crying out loud!

    by 4mygirls on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:03:51 AM PST

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    •  I can keep my kids quiet and not grabbing stuff (0+ / 0-)

      Five year olds should be capable of being quiet and keeping their hands to themselves without resorting to unnatural stress positions. I realize that is not always the case, which is a problem.

      •  Sure you can. So can I. When we are with them. (0+ / 0-)

        The issue is one teacher and a line of 20-25 excited 5 year olds (yay time for gym, yippee it's art class!) and the monkey see monkey do mentality of those five year olds. Even the 5th graders talk and goof around in the hallway and touch the walls. (Idk what it is with the wall, it's like a magnet.) But stress positions? A bit harsh I think. I hope you are exaggerating. The only way to know for sure is to volunteer to spend a day(not just a few minutes or an hour, a day) in your daughters classroom and see for yourself, I highly recommend it.

        Oh for crying out loud!

        by 4mygirls on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 01:09:49 PM PST

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        •  Here's the way the kids have to walk (1+ / 0-)
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          Step 1)  Puff out your cheeks.  Keep them that way for the duration.
          Step 2)  Put your hands behind your back similar to parade rest, except you can let them dangle but your hands have to be holding each other.
          Step 3)  Try walking around like that.

          It's not only unnatural, but it can result in falls since humans tend to swing our arms when we walk to help us keep balance.  Adults can do it better, but it seems to be very uncomfortable for kids.

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