Skipping a whole year
I have a question about multi-age classrooms. I am not a teacher, but it would be nice to have the Brandon School Division clarify this. In the multi-age classroom, when you are using a grades three to four class model, one year the Grade 3 curricula is taught and the following year the Grade 4 cirricula is taught. However, if not all schools in the division are teaching the same cirricula and the same year, is it possible for a student who moves schools to actually miss one whole year of cirricula? It would be nice to hear something about this.
Watch your car batteries in this cold weather
Our car battery went dead in Sobey’s south parking lot on Feb. 18. We want to say a big thank you to the numerous men and women who offered to help us. We had put in a call to CAA so we thanked them very much and waited. After nearly two hours we accepted an offer from a kind gentleman, which didn’t take long, and we were on our way home — pretty cold by that time. Thanks again from a happy couple of seniors.
With heartfelt thanks
Just want to give a giant bouquet to all of the management and staff at Valleyview Care Centre. I moved in a little while ago and I love it. Good food ... good people ... the best care ... more than I could ever ask for. I had my eye set on another care home suggested by others in Brandon, until I moved in here. I’m so happy, and my family is happy. I’m staying for good! Thank you kind people, thank you so much!
Will we never learn?
Manitoba Creek is used as a handy disposal facility. Reading the Virden Empire-Advance on Feb. 21, I saw that raw sewage is being dumped into a nearby creek, pending the replacement of a sewage treatment facility. First it was arsenic, now it’s raw untreated sewage! They are so fortunate to have a handy nearby water source to be able to do this. But it also makes one wonder, what is happening downstream which leads to the Assiniboine River, and those populated areas beyond, which drink from these waters. It’s simply beyond reason, when one considers the immense algae problems that Lake Winnipeg and many other water sources are experiencing. Will people ever learn? We pollute what we all must have to survive — water!
Solutions to child poverty
Regarding the recent article on poverty. Strangely enough, giving more money does not stop child poverty. Most children living in poverty are born to teen mothers, who often drop out of school and render themselves unemployable. Children having children creates a legacy of both poverty and poor parenting. Many times both generations are simultaneously doomed to poverty and a difficult existence. Family planning is not difficult. Numerous methods to prevent unwanted pregnancy abound. The money currently used to fight child poverty should be refocused on encouraging youth to actually have a life plan that involves delaying procreation until they have the means, maturity and stability to give their children the life they deserve.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 3, 2014