User Profile: SuttonShimai

SuttonShimai

Member Since: January 05, 2011

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  • April 13, 2014 at 8:57am

    I grew up in Napa Valley and I was surprised when I learned about 5 years ago that that was a picture of Napa. The valley is actually more rocky than that, but it’s very beautiful. I didn’t appreciate Napa until I moved away. Unfortunately, “Falcon Crest” turned it into a tourist trap and it’s no longer the sleepy little town I grew up in.

  • March 29, 2014 at 10:47pm

    Where’s the show called Bad Student? I did a long term sub job at a junior high in a big city and I spent most of my time trying to get the students to sit in their seats and stop talking to each other long enough for me to teach them anything. Someone forgot to tell them what a teacher standing up in front of the room is for. He/she is up there to teach them something. And they don’t care. That teacher was probably frustrated out of her mind at the behavior of the students in her class. Over 50% of new teachers quit the teaching business after only 5 years. They can’t do the job they were trained to do because the kids won’t sit in their seats and behave.

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  • March 20, 2014 at 1:06pm

    If you saw the actual show, you would know the odds were a bit in his favor. He said he looked at the used letter board and the first thing unused was the letter B in the consonants and the letter A in the vowels, so he started with those letters in his line of thinking. It was the first time I recall them ever showing what the used letter board actually looks like.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 2:41pm

    How do I fit into all of this? My ancestry is typical European, mostly English. BUT….by my own free will and choice, I decided to study Spanish because I thought languages were interesting (kind of like a secret code) and I became a Spanish teacher. So, because I chose to learn Spanish simply because I liked it and I chose to teach it to others, who am I? Am I a good guy or a bad guy? I’m totally confused as to how you all expect me to fit into this issue. By the way, if it helps any, I am a supporter of the Constitution and do not support illegal immigration in spite of the fact that I can speak Spanish.

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  • March 17, 2014 at 11:07pm

    “No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” – David O. McKay

    I got out of the Army on a pregnancy discharge and was a stay-home Mom for the next 20 or so years, even homeschooling my kids. After the kids were raised, I went back to college to get a teaching license and now I am a teacher.

  • February 28, 2014 at 10:59pm

    It’s amazing that these kids can be indoctrinated with anything at all. I am doing a long-term sub job at a middle school and I can’t get them to sit down and shut up long enough to teach them ANYTHING!!

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:49pm

    No, not so simple. Learning English is not a matter of “take this course and voila, you will know English.” Learning a foreign language is a life-long pursuit and requires a lot of time and effort. It’s not going to happen overnight. You all should know. Most of you will say “I took two years of (insert language here) and I don’t know a thing.” No kidding! It’s hard work, isn’t it? I should know, I’m a Spanish teacher and most of my students put very little effort into something that truly does require some effort. English is much harder to learn than Spanish and you couldn’t learn Spanish. Cut people some slack when they are trying to learn English. A lot of native English speakers are pretty lousy at it themselves and they grew up with it.

  • January 10, 2014 at 10:00pm

    I can only think of four reason why a dog would be in a car.

    1. You have adopted the dog and are bringing it home from the pound.
    2. You are going to/from the vet.
    3. You are going to/from a hunting trip.
    4. You are going to/from a dog show.

    Other than that, leave your stupid dog at home!!!!

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  • December 1, 2013 at 9:39pm

    I knew someone was going to say that sooner or later. I lived in Japan for a year and a half and it didn’t take long for me to see the subtle differences in people’s faces. Three years later I went back to Japan and at a crowded train station I instantly recognized someone I hadn’t seen for so long. People of the same race or ethnic background do NOT all look alike!

  • November 13, 2013 at 4:20pm

    Should immigrants learn English? Of course, but it’s not an overnight thing. It takes many years to get fluent. You should try it sometime. No one is stopping you from learning another language. I’m a red, white, and blue-blooded American…..but I also love learning languages.

    Tri-lingual Tracy

  • October 22, 2013 at 2:26pm

    I prefer Prince Zuko from “Avatar: the Last Airbender.” His scar reminds me that he got it protecting his troops.

  • October 17, 2013 at 11:00pm

    “This would bring in money for teacher aids, reading specialists, math specialists and science specialists.”

    Um, aren’t they called “teachers”? Aren’t teachers supposed to be a specialist in their fields already?

  • September 30, 2013 at 8:31pm

    This is the reason my kids hated being forced to be in the marching band when they just wanted to be in the symphonic band part of the program. My son played tuba and survived, but my daughter played euphonium and fell once during a rehearsal and once during a performance. I wisely refused to let her march with her own euphonium, she had to use a school instrument for marching. My kids say you can’t play decent music while walking around with your instrument.

  • August 25, 2013 at 3:15pm

    I am confused. I fully agree that people need to learn the language of the country the go to, but learning a language is an on-going process, not an overnight process. And while we’re on the subject, I like languages, have studied several, and chose to become a Spanish teacher. So where do I fit into all this? Am I a good person or a bad person?

  • August 21, 2013 at 3:54pm

    Gladys Knight from “Gladys Knight and the Pips” joined the LDS Church several years ago.

  • August 21, 2013 at 3:49pm

    I assure you that at *that* time of the morning, a real Mormon missionary is just getting out of bed.

  • August 20, 2013 at 12:58pm

    I want to see all five of my children go to the temple to receive their endowments.

  • August 9, 2013 at 8:25pm

    I breastfed all five of my children and covered up in public. There are certain parts of my body that only my husband is allowed to see.

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  • August 2, 2013 at 3:30pm

    Why does the sequence of these stories always begin with “she went to a bar”? Shouldn’t that tell you something?

  • August 1, 2013 at 10:47am

    A tricorder can’t be too far around the corner.

    “Live long and prosper!”

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