Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Thank you to Joyce at From This Side Of The Pond for hosting Wednesday Hodgepodge.
Anyone can play… so what are you waiting for… join in the fun!!

1. My daughter2 is graduating from university this month and plans to teach elementary school. What are three qualities you most want to see evidenced in a teacher?
  • Someone who connects with the children.
  • Someone who is dedicated and passionate about their profession.
  • Someone who is creative, thinks outside the box and uses this to make the lesson relevant.

2. You can tell a lot about a person by_____________________.
  • the way they treat others.  I admire those who have a kind heart. It shows in everything they do.

3. What song makes you think spring?


4. May 1st is Mother Goose Day...share your favorite nursery rhyme.
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water
    Jack fell down and broke his crown
    And Jill came tumbling after.
    Up got Jack, and home did trot
    As fast as he could caper
    He went to bed and bound his head
    With vinegar and brown paper.

5. What makes someone unforgettable?

  • When I met my husband - It was his eyes. His eyes showed how kind of a person he was. I still see love in his eyes when I look at him.  
  • A hardworking man wearing a pair of jeans, bending over to pick up his hammer he dropped….. (Oops, sorry. I got carried away).
6. Should music and/or art be part of a well rounded education?

  • Yes. Music and art are an educational outlet for children.  They are learning a skill just like auto-shop, cosmetology, nursing, etc.  Do they still have those programs in school or did they drop those too?

7. What social situations make you flustered or nervous?

  • Speaking in front of a large crowd.  Does that count as a social situation?  
  • Being amongst a crowd of people who you don't know well and have nothing in common with.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

  • The roots of the story, or poem,  of Jack and Jill  are in France. Jack and Jill referred to are said to be King Louis XVI - Jack -who was beheaded (lost his crown) followed by his Queen Marie Antoinette - Jill - (who came tumbling after). The words and lyrics to the Jack and Jill  poem were made more acceptable as a story for children by providing a happy ending! The actual beheadings occurred in during the Reign of Terror in 1793. The first publication date for the lyrics of Jack and Jill  rhyme is 1795.



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12 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Wow I did not know the roots of Jack & Jill!!!! Interesting!

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  2. Love the facts about Jack & Jill. Thank you.I'm with you on public speaking! Great answers,

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  3. Great answers. Here, art and music are cut down to the bare minimum in schools. One of the reasons I'm gad we were able to put the kids in private school. They have a wonderful art/music program and lots of different ways for the kids to learn new things. My son's become quite the artist... I didn't think he had it in him!

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    1. Our children have a way of surprising and amazing us.

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  4. I agree the eyes say it all! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. I am a sap for Big Brown Eyes!

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  5. Cool answers!! Check mine out when you have time! :D

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  6. It is the eyes with the men, isn't it?

    I read your earlier post, too...about the two questions. Really does make you think.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. hahahahahaha You had me cracking up about the man bending over to pick up his hammer....:)

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  8. Most nursery rhymes are tied to some historical event. Really interesting but kinda spoils the childlike innocence : )
    I'm sure you're enjoying all the hockey right now!

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  9. I agree with you about MUSIC and ART. Too many schools because of budget concerns are dropping them, these days. It's a darn shame. Great Hodgepodge. take care.

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  10. Never knew that about "Jack and Jill" but it is amazing how gruesome most children's stories used to be.
    Sorry for my late reply to Hodgepodge!

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