Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Answers from Wisconsin

Our friends from Wisconsin answered our questions in a comment, but I am copying it here so that everyone can see it. Please send us a picture of your class so that we can put it into the blog! Your teacher can email it to

Those are some great questions - the class talked about the answers and here's what they said...

Michlin wants to know:
  • Which day is the best day of the week for you and why? 
  • Sometimes classes are boring here. Do you enjoy all of your classes?
1.  Students like Fridays and Saturdays - Fridays because it's the last day of school for the week, they know the weekend is coming, they can stay up late, and some families have pizza and movie night; - Saturdays because there is no school, they can stay up late and sleep late, they can stay in their pajamas (PJs) all day, and they can hang out their their friends

2. They said sometimes classes are boring but other times they like them - lots of discussion on this question!

George wants to know:

  • What time do you eat meals?
  • We can't travel freely. We cannot go to Jerusalem, which is only 1/2 hour away. Do you have freedom to travel where you want?
1. During a school week, most eat breakfast at home around 7:00, lunch at school between 11:30-12:30, and dinner at home between 5:30-7:00

2. They can travel wherever they want in the US; to go to other countries they need a passport

Henriette wants to know:

  • How many classes do you have each day?
  • Do you have a kitchen at your school?

1. These 9-11 year olds have reading, writing, spelling, math, science, and social studies classes; in addition they have classes we call "specials" - music, art, physical education, library, and French or Spanish

2. We do not have kitchens in our two elementary schools; however there are kitchens in the middle school and high school where lunch is prepared for students who want to purchase it there

Khader wants to know:

  • What time do you go to school and what time do you come home?
  • Do you have the right to choose what classes you want to take (freedom to learn what you are  or do you have to study specific things?

1. Students start school at either 8:05 or 8:15 and finish at either 3:05 or 8:15 depending on which of our two elementary schools they attend

2. They do not have a choice of what to study in elementary school except to choose if they want to be in band or orchestra; they do have choices in middle and high school but do need to take a certain number of academic courses to graduate

Danny wants to know:

  • What rights do children have if something bad happens at home? 
  • What do you do for fun outside of school?
1. If something happened, they would tell their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, or church leaders

2. They like to do lots of different things: video games, bocce, soccer, American football, tennis, swimming, baseball, ice hockey, la crosse, reading, playing with friends

We have been thinking of more questions to ask you so will post them here tomorrow or the next day. The computer in our summer school classroom had a virus today so we hope it get fixed soon!

1 comment:

  1. I wanted to add a response to George's question about travelling freely. Although there are no restrictions, usually parents don't really like their kids going to far away without an adult. It is mostly safe where I live, but bad things can still happen and it is best to be careful. You also need money to pay for gas or to ride any public transportation like a bus, subway, or ferry. Other than that kids can go as far as they can walk or ride their bikes.


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