Just An Idea

Daily Prompt:  Collaboration, Hospitality, Final, Maze and Pink

It was the last week of school. I was just about at the end of my tolerance for finals. What’s the point I wondered. Does a letter grade really define me? If I don’t achieve that A will I really be a nothing? I think that’s a terrible way to evaluate someone. I can’t say that I was seeing red, but maybe a shade of pink. Anyway, I am almost done with this until the same time next semester.

As I traversed the pink maze I began to see that others were also having second thoughts about the need for achieving these insignificant grades. Well, I think they are insignificant and I bet you do too, don’t you? No? Ok maybe they are necessary, maybe for some things anyway. I concede there needs to be a way to measure what you have learned during a given period of time in order to know what you are ready for in the next period of time. But, the emphasis on a grade leaves me feeling unfulfilled.

I have always loved going to school. I love to learn. What I don’t love is the stress of finals or the stress of attaining a specific grade. It has been my experience that one can be a wonderful student with a 4.0 GPA and a failure in your chosen field. The ablility to learn from books does not equate to being proficient in practice.

My idea would be a collaboration with education and practical experience. This would support what knowledge you gleaned from study and be hospitable to practical experience. I also think college should be deferred until after spending a year doing some sort of service work or a stint in the service. It gives kids a chance to mature a little so they are more apt to dedicated themselves to higher education.

Wanda

Cee’s Share Your World May 15, 2017

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How many languages do you you speak?

I only speak English. I took three years of Spanish in high school and one in college but I don’t remember very much. I could really use those skills now since my daughter in law is from Peru.  I am working on learning Spanish again.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I am reading a series by Sherryl Woods, The Sweet Magnolias. I enjoy the way she writes. This series is light reading and just entertaining with a little bit of a love story.  I am also reading the Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila and my bible. I go back and forth between light reading and stuff that is much deeper.

I have a few shows I like on TV.  Scorpion on Monday nights. I am a big NCIS fan the original and New Orleans and I also like Bull which is Michael Weatherly’s new show on Tuesday nights. I don’t really watch anything on Wednesdays. Thursdays I like Big Bang Theory.  On Friday I like Hawaii Five O. Saturdays I only watch races if they are on and Sundays I like NCIS Los Angeles and Madame Secretary. I also watch NASCAR and Football on TV.

My favorite music to listen to is golden oldies, stuff from the 50’s and 60’s or country. I usually listen to books on my ipod though especially when I am quilting.

I just finished eating a small bowl of chocolate ice cream. It’s a treat I allow myself occasionally. I am making salmon for supper tonight.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

The last photo I took with my cell phone was of a grasshopper in the yard. My grandson Aidan was trying to catch it and wanted me to get a picture of it for him.

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What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time of day is night time. I am not a morning person by any means. I have always worked night shift because of it. I still like to be up late working on my blog or sewing, but since the rest of the world operates in the day, I have had to adjust. I am still not an early riser and I don’t think I will ever be one.

What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for the time I spent with my two daughters and my granddaughter over Mother’s Day weekend. We spent the weekend in Myrtle Beach at Alannah’s dance competition. She had Saturday completely off so we did a little shopping at Broadway At The Beach and had a lovely dinner at the Flamingo Grill. Sunday we were up early for Alannah’s solos and awards then we spent a few hours swimming at the pool before checking out and heading home.

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I am looking forward to seeing my two oldest girlfriends this week. I am going to Florida to help one out with her husband who is recovering from surgery and see the other one to just catch up. I may also see my son and his family while I am down there as well.

Wanda