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A thousand math facts

This one is for Tiff.  Tiff, thanks for telling me about how you learned math.


Holy cow!  My homework this week was a thousand math facts.  Check out this picture.  There were 4 pages like this.  You gotta be kidding me!

It was way a lot, so me and West decided to divide them up.  We divided the columns up on each page.  West took the odds and I did the evens and that made it much faster.  West asked if he could use his fingers.  I can’t use my fingers to do math facts cause  I’m only allowed to use a number line.  But I told West he could use his fingers because he isn’t in my class.

[Dad’s Note:  Weston is in kindergarten, FYI.  And I had nothing to do with this little scheme.  You gotta give the kid points for innovation, though.]


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I hate math facts

Do you know what I hate?  Math facts.  They’re on my homework from school.  They’re these math problems on paper and there’s tons of them.  Thousands of them.

I hate math facts because they’re so hard.  The other day I was doing them and I started crying and a tear dropped on my paper.  It made my paper squishy and that turned into a hole.  Can you believe that a little tear could be so powerful that it makes a hole in the paper?  It’s probably because of the saline.  That’s salt if you didn’t know.  Did you know there is salt in tears?

The thing is I know lots of stuff, like about dinosaurs and animals and nature.  But I just can’t stand math.  I wrote a little note for my teacher on one of my math facts paper that says, “I hate math facts.  Bridger does.”  (I wrote “Bridger does” just in case she couldn’t tell who hates math facts).

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Voting: My Secret Opinion

This one is for my favorite people I voted for, but I’m not going to say who it was because it’s my secret opinion.

We had this thing yesterday where we voted at school and we had to choose between John McCain and Barack Obama. My teacher said our decision should be our secret opinion. Do you know what an opinion is? It’s something that you think is the best but somebody else might not. She said not to vote for somebody just because they’re handsome or good looking or the color of their skin. She said we should vote for whose plans we like the best.

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