I knew I could count on the boys and girls at House to let their voices be heard regarding Senate Bill 474. Let me tell you about a few of the comments I really liked. Dylan thinks that "chubby people need to work out". But it goes beyond that. It is important that we all work out. It does not matter if we are old or young, skinny or chubby, short or tall. Rina said, "I feel like I walked over the whole entire solar system". Wow! That is a lot of walking, but it is good for you. Theresa thought that if we had P.E. everyday it "might become boring". Gosh, I don't want that to happen. Then you might stop getting the exercise you need and that would be horrible. Maria summed up my thoughts perfectly, "I'm not really that worried, but I'm still confused". Oh boy am I ever confused! If you want to check out more of what your classmates, teachers and even a high school student had to say about SB 474 go here.
Now as promised, I'll share my opinion with you all. I am CONFUSED! I'd love to see the boys and girls at House more than two times a week, but I DO NOT think you should miss out on classroom instruction or Specials. Your classroom teachers do a wonderful job teaching you all of the material required by the state and so much more. I love admiring your work in the hallways or reading classroom and student blogs. Above all, you need to have art, music and computer lab. You learn so many wonderful things in each of these Specials. They help make you into a well-rounded student. And just to let you know, House has the best art, music and technology teachers I have ever worked with! I think we need to keep Mrs. Anthos, Mrs. Goode and Mrs. Meeler around so they can share their expertise with you. Ask yourself: Do I really want Ms. Roper (Queen of the Stick Figures) teaching me how to draw? Or would "Ms. Can Only Sing Off Key" (Roper) be the person to teach and lead you in musicals? Mrs. Meeler has me beat on the computer. Sure, I can use one and post a blog, but I could NEVER teach the skills she covers with our students.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!