Post by sparklymouse on Feb 1, 2010 17:53:24 GMT -5
^I don't think it is usually the case, though. Public schools get a bad rep, but good ones have plenty of flexibility. I don't remember Karen's class learning anything different than what I did in second grade. Except maybe the weird kite project they did.
Post by booboobrewer on Nov 14, 2010 2:13:22 GMT -5
^She was awesome. I once witnessed my second grade teacher hit a female student on the hand with a ruler (not hard, but she was frustrated, obviously), and I was like "umm okay where is my Ms. Colman." Needless to say, BSC/LS had me disillusioned from a young age
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
^That makes me mad to hear BooBoo, how awful. I have read exactly two Kids in Ms. Colman's class books and maybe a dozen LS stories. Ms. Colman does sound like a fun and easy to talk to teacher. I wish I had had someone like her as a kid. The only teacher I really liked was in 3rd grade. She did have any obvious favorite not named me but was still nice to everyone. If I had chosen to she would have been a good friend/non family adult person for me to talk to. As Afton posted, that is so important and sometimes all it takes is one simply kind word or offer to make such a difference to a young kid in particular. Lol, I just realized that I went to private school from K-2nd grade. My 2nd grade teacher was a nice enough person but very strict and academic focused. Still, looking back, there were times I wished my family had not moved the summer before third grade and I had gotten to stay with some of the classmates from second grade. Memories of forever ago!
Post by virgoscorpio on Mar 17, 2013 23:13:48 GMT -5
I didn't realize Ms. Colman was black until a few books in. She's so lovely. I think Ann wrote her as the epitome of a perfect teacher. I'm sure she had a specific teacher from her past in mind when writing her. I had many amazing teachers throughout elementary school. In fact, I'm still in love with my elementary school - I get really passionate while talking about it. I will definitely keep Ms. Colman in mind when I'm teaching.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
Post by nancydawes on May 19, 2020 17:25:42 GMT -5
I really like Ms. Colman! She reminds me of my third grade teacher who was just always nice and strict when she needed to be. I never realized she was black either but that’s probably because Karen doesn’t care. She just wanted a good teacher and Ms. Colman was a good teacher.