Monday, August 12, 2013
JEAN TELLS OF SCHOOL STARTING FOR SUSAN, AGAIN
Susan's school system is based on the Rod and Staff system, but also the state of New York. There are certain items or subjects the children must complete in each grade to comply with the State. A couple of times a year, the children take tests to see that they are completing what they should be with the State. In fact our children receive high marks for these test than students of the Public School do.
Yes, the children do learn geometry and algebra in elementary school. They now learn in the fifth or sixth grade. When I was in school, we didn't learn them until seventh or eighth.
We do not encourage our children to continue their education after the 8th grade. Once a child has completed the eighth grade, it is time for them to learn their career or way of life. When Michael and Edward end their school education, they will start their life education so they can support themselves. They will learn about crops, animals, construction, and more. Ladies learn cooking, cleaning, canning, baking, quilting, knitting, sewing and more. Sometimes they work at home, sometimes work for other.
The security system on the school includes the teacher having a cell phone, the doors are kept locked, each child knows how to get in the basement to get out and more. Each child is taught how to lock and unlock the doors when they first attend the school. Also, we have a system if the school bell rings for more than just children coming in the morning and coming in after lunch or recess, we are to get there. We practice that every year.
Parents are allowed to come to the school at anytime. We are allowed in after teacher checks the door window to make sure that is who we are. Many times we come to help in a project or maybe put on a hot lunch instead of having the children bring bag lunch. Also, we are allowed to just come in and check the school. Both mother's and father's are allowed. Usually a school board member goes in at least once a month to check on how things are going and security. As David is a board member, he goes to school a few times a year. They are not expecting him, but he goes and sits in the back of the room for a while. He also checks around the school to make sure everything is as it should be. Also, should something happen and the children have to leave the school, they know whose homes to go to. That way they are safe and we know where to go find them. We also practice that during the school year, to make sure children, especially the little ones know where to go. Older children are to keep an eye on the smaller ones to make sure they go or do what they are suppose to.
We try to provide the best security that we can for our children. They are gift from God to us and we want to protect them as much as we can.
Be With God,
DON'T FORGET YOU CAN ASK JEAN QUESTIONS. SHE HASN'T HAD MANY IN A WHILE AND WOULD LIKE SOME TO GIVE HER IDEAS FOR POSTS.