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General Discussions Discuss The RT Thread Part V in the Community Center forums; Originally Posted by HauntedGabe I had many conversations with our curriculum director in the Elementary years about the choices of literature. So many of the Gold and Silver award books ...
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    I had many conversations with our curriculum director in the Elementary years about the choices of literature. So many of the Gold and Silver award books are so dang depressing. While they are very detailed and tell the story why are they all so maudlin?

    What is wrong with the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I never saw the need to rush young and impressionable children into what happens in the real world. Ugh.
    I remember the choice of books getting worse every year in school. I did Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the fourth grade. I only remember that because we read it aloud in class, and there was one instance in the book where a swear word was used and the teacher assigned me to read the page that it was on. I remember coming up to it and my little 10 year old self didn't know if I should say it or not, so I paused and had to think about it, and then decided I'd better skip over it. Well of course by that time the rest of the class was gasping in surprise at the bad word in a school book. The teacher told me later that day that she was sorry for putting me on the spot, but she had purposely picked me to read that page since I was one of the better readers in the class, and she was hoping I would just quickly read through the sentence before any of the other students even noticed the word was in there. Guess I ruined that plan for her.

    But by the time I hit 8th grade, all of the books from there on out were horrible (with the exception of To Kill a Mockingbird- love that book). Old, old, old stuff that is dry and tough to get through but since they have become trademarks in literature, they are required reads. A good portion of my senior year was spent suffering through a whole buncha' Shakespeare, ew.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by HauntedGabe View Post
    The fine art of slightly raising your voice and repeating back what they were saying just loud enough for the connecting sales ATT showroom to hear...she got a different new phone.
    Yep, that's how you have to do it. I've learned over the years how my mom deals with bad customer service...so I took a lesson out of her book tonight by threatening to use a different service provider, which I had no intention of actually doing, and voila, suddenly I became a "valued and loyal customer" whose issues were resolved right away.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Well, I was reading ahead for three years, and a lot of really depressing classics are coming up, unless I can find a suitable replacement AND get it approved. I try to stay a year ahead on reading lists, so I can get approvals to replace bad ones.

    They read The Hiding Place this year as a lit assignment, in class. But some of the upcoming ones are horrible, depressng, deal with "stuff" and NO, just no.
    We read The Lord of The Flies, Romeo & Juliet, Looking for Alibrandi, Mandragora, Animal Farm & The Club. All high school reading. I'm sure we had others, but I can't recall them right now.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    OMG Hawaiian Coconut is my FAVORITE late night coffee.
    Nate and I discovered a coffee place around here with TONS of different kinds of coffee. I found the Hawaiian coconut and now there is no going back for me.

    We also have a butter rum flavored one right now, which is also very good. And Nate likes to try the kinds from other countries- so far we have done Kenya and Columbia. He is set on getting a bag of Kona from the Poly in August.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    We read The Lord of The Flies, Romeo & Juliet, Looking for Alibrandi, Mandragora, Animal Farm & The Club. All high school reading. I'm sure we had others, but I can't recall them right now.
    Never heard of Mandragoa, The Club, or Looking for Alibrandi, but we did the rest.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Missed a phone call from a lady at the zoo today, have to call her back tomorrow. Hoping to hear some sort of good news job or internship-wise.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Wow, that is great Steve. I didn't realize TDS perks were mostly the same as the parks CMs. I assume that means you have HUB access also?
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Thanks Amanda!
    Yes they are!
    And yes, we also have access to the HUB. I was on there earlier this evenin'.
    That is awesome. I have become slightly HUB addicted .
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Never heard of Mandragoa, The Club, or Looking for Alibrandi, but we did the rest.
    Australian books. The Club, and Looking For Alibrandi were made into movies. I didn't like Mandragora

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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Yep, that's how you have to do it. I've learned over the years how my mom deals with bad customer service...so I took a lesson out of her book tonight by threatening to use a service different provider, which I had no intention of actually doing, and voila, suddenly I became a "valued and loyal customer" whose issues were resolved right away.
    Yep, I've become very good at it for the most part. My Mom was a great mentor in that department.
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    Missed a phone call from a lady at the zoo today, have to call her back tomorrow. Hoping to hear some sort of good news job or internship-wise.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper10 View Post
    Nate and I discovered a coffee place around here with TONS of different kinds of coffee. I found the Hawaiian coconut and now there is no going back for me.

    We also have a butter rum flavored one right now, which is also very good. And Nate likes to try the kinds from other countries- so far we have done Kenya and Columbia. He is set on getting a bag of Kona from the Poly in August.
    My kids are that way with the Tea Shop. They come home with all sorts of loose teas.
    Some people are like Slinkies.

    They aren't really good for anything,
    but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.

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