Post by virgoscorpio on Mar 30, 2012 11:18:03 GMT -5
I can understand the theory behind that, since the schools loose out on having to replace books and if they let it happen, kids may abuse the system. BUT I think that they should be able to (a) replace the book or (b) pay for the book, like your Mom did.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
Post by horselightning on Mar 30, 2012 14:51:20 GMT -5
Its to bad they didnt make the theif pay for it. Even I knew who took it. My mom wasn't going to pay for it because it wasn't my fault. But she got tired of them threatening me. And not doing anything about the theif. I sure hope school is better these days,
Post by sparklymouse on Mar 30, 2012 19:40:58 GMT -5
The thing with Stacey was she claimed she probably lost it in early 7th grade (because it was such a "baby" book). My schools made you have a clean slate (library books back, text books turned in, any fines paid for locker or text damages, etc.) at the end of each year before they would give you your report card and clear you to the next grade.
Post by sparklymouse on Mar 31, 2012 6:53:09 GMT -5
^She didn't say that. She didn't even remember checking it out. Unless there's a book in the regular series where she actually did read Ribsy with someone. In which case I'd be shocked that something that minor carried through to the end.
^I didn't like it, either. It had too much of a "Fall into Fall" ring (without even the humor of someone describing Kristy taking the kids into the forest to gather the trees for the sap). I did like the time capsule idea but since there was no follow-up that sort of stuck out as well. I really do think this would have worked much better had we seen one charge/sibling graduate and one character turn 14 or the next year. If Ann's intent was to finally start time (for the period of this book only, of course), she should have honored the characters (and us loyal fans) by acknowledging that growth. But then, I also hold firm to the belief Kristy should have been the valedictorian, perhaps saying something about the BSC in her speech. IDK, for a final BSC book, as you said Sparklymouse, it didn't have much of anything to do with the BSC members as a group. The contest from "Fire" would really have been a much better subplot as it could have shown the girls talking about how to (if they were) going to make the club work in HS. At least that might have brightened things up. As for Ribsy, I should re-read that one day soon. I don't remember her checking it out or reading it "live."
Post by wenonah4th on May 28, 2013 10:27:47 GMT -5
Maybe it's just the fact that I didn't go to a middle school (rather a 7-12 school) but I can't imagine the amount of fuss over 8th grade graduation. There was a low-key ceremony for 6th grade, no caps/gown. And actually I wasn't even there! I went to a science program at the college I eventually went to, and it began three days before our graduation from 6th grade. I got teased immenselfy for missing it.
Post by oldhickory on May 29, 2013 13:30:18 GMT -5
my school district has two middle schools. one is 5-6th grade and the other is 7-8. the first middle school was to help us transition out of elementary school, and the other was to prepare us for high school. i didn't occur to me at the time, but the fact that everyone was within a year of each other meant that nobody had to feel intimidated. but we didn't graduate from either middle school.