Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Question Of The Day


Did you like school? I was one of those kids that did. Especially my elementary school days. And although it's a little tough to pick a favourite subject, I'm going to go with English class. I used to enjoy any type of assignment that included writing because I liked expressing myself that way. But more than anything else, I used to love that we were given books to read! Many of which were really great stories. Some of which I still have.

How about you? Did you have a favourite subject in school?

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  1. When I was in high school, I loved shorthand (I'm sure its not taught anymore, but I loved the little lines and squiggles that would represent words). In elementary school, I liked English too. I loved when we were diagramming sentences (bet they don't do that either these days).

    betty

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    1. So many changes since we went to school, Betty! I never took shorthand but I was very fascinated by it!

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  2. For me it was a toss-up between English and History. But the most USEFUL course I ever took was typing! Nowadays called keyboarding, of course.

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    1. We called ours typing in high school

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    2. It turned out to be a very useful course. I didn't take it while in high school but I did sign up for a night course for typing when I was in college (CEGEP in Montreal) and I'm so glad I did.

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    3. Adam, I'm not sure when they starting using the term 'keyboarding' but at some time typing was replaced. At least in the schools here.

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  3. English in middle school and high school; language arts, social studies, history in elementary school. I loved school.

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    1. It sure sounds like it, Tina! I'd go back and do it all over again. I would!

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  4. I loved English, but I also loved subjects due to the teachers who taught them. I had an amazing art teacher, a science teacher who let us try all kinds of things, an elementary school music teacher who chose fantastic songs and made learning an instrument fun. Reading the above comments, I laughed because I took typing and yes, it has really paid off! -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, that is a great point! Looking back, I remember some teachers that could make the most boring subjects fun. There are teachers that are great at what they do.

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  5. good question, I liked Math and French, found them easier. Poetry was awful to me.

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  6. English, History and Science but not in that order. I liked whatever class I was in at the moment. I loved school and would be a professional student if I could afford it!

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    1. HAHAHA! That is funny because I've had that same thought. I enjoy being in the classroom and would attend regularly - my entire life - if I could!

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  7. History for sure, too bad it wasn't one of the big subjects that is the core of whether or not you graduate.

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    1. I think you'd make a wonderful history teacher. Have you ever thought of doing that?

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  8. English literature and history.

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  9. Definitely English. I liked Math too until Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

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    1. Math can be like that. You enjoy it to a certain point and then you don't!

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  10. I'm going against the flow here, or maybe no one else will admit it, but I did NOT like school. I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it. With a couple of exceptions - the first day, the last day, and the English books, which I read within a few days, and then had nothing to look forward to for the rest of the year!

    Now, if I could've just spent my life in the library, things would've been fine :)

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    1. You are not alone, Jenny. There are many who didn't like school! And I'm with you on the library thing. I could've spent days on end in there!

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  11. Everything except math and science. I had my highest grades in French class. I couldn't speak it to save my life but dang, I could translate it like crazy!

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    1. That's pretty cool, Kay. Are you able to speak it now?

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  12. Oddly enough, it was Intro to Geology my freshman year of college. Who knew rocks could be so interesting?

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  13. p.s. the most fun was photography.

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    1. That is the best subject in the world! I never took it in school but I wish I had.

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  14. Since we were an isolated farm community school meant an opportunity to play with other kids than your brother. I also liked reading. I could read for hours and read the same book over and over.

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    1. That makes perfect sense. A way for the kids to come together. And like you, I could've spent hours reading. I still can!

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  15. Definitely English class, but I also remember really enjoying learning cursive writing and typing :o)

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    1. I don't know if they do any cursive writing anymore. I thought it was a good class.

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  16. i still consider my school days most favorite because though i was too shy to monitor of my class but was good in studies and favorite of my almost all teacher specially my principal who gave me much confidence and self recognition .
    i loved all subjects except math because pondering on it gave me two years long migraine {i think so } as when i stopped trying to learn it my headache left slowly .
    There was no English subject until we reached at sixth grade .in this grade we start learning A for apple and B for ball .among my whole class i was best in this subject and gradually i start reading small easy stories in school library which grew my interest in literature later .
    thank you for such nice question dear Martha .
    wishing you and your precious family a very Happy ,Healthy ,safe and Prosperous year .

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    1. Depending on what type of math, it would give me headaches, too :) I did have some really good math teachers that made the subjects very interesting. But there was one in grade 11 that was so bad at teaching, I couldn't concentrate for more than a few minutes. My mind would wander.

      Thank you for the lovely sentiments. All the best to your family, as well!

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  17. English Lit, History, Creative Writing, Journalism, Music, Art...

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    1. All good stuff! I took creative writing in college, which was a lot of fun.

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  18. I really enjoyed my school days ... if I have to pick only one subject, it would be History.

    All the best Jan

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    1. History seems to be a popular subject. It can be quite interesting if taught by the right teacher!

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  19. My favourite subject in school was history....with an honourable mention to geography.
    History to me always, and still does, connect everything together. It is like a continuous story about the human species and how what they did affected the present and then the future.

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    1. History is a great subject, Jim. And I think it's also a very important one. It's that much better when it's taught by a good teacher that makes it more interesting.

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    1. Very cool. I loved both. I'm not a gifted artist but I enjoy doing artistic things. Writing is another story. I've always enjoyed that.

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