Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

Re: world wrestling??

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 22:36:04 EDT

In a message dated 10/22/99 9:50:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

In a message dated 10/22/99 5:17:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

<< I don't see my boys drinking water very much-usually they have Chillers
Mountain Dew. Linda in NC

You missed my point, Linda, that whatever the source we all drink from it.

> > Has to be the water - something we all drink.
The reason floated at my school is the World Wrestling Federation show,
to promote violence and rudeness, and little boys watch and emulate. >>

It just so happens that today I spent some of my lunch period gazing out of
the window at the students on the playground. There is so much pushing and
shoving and "karate kicking" going on! It is in fun, most of the time...but
I am not sure it is the television violence and world wrestling that some are
blaming. Even on my way TO school, the kids waiting for their busses in
groups were "punching" each other however playfully EVERYwhere I looked! Are
our children starved for just more physical contact? As I passed my own
daughter in the hallway this afternoon, I gave her a quick kiss on the
forehead. The three others gathered there just looked on, used to this.
Something compelled me to quickly hug and kiss each and every one of them,
and they all just beamed and grinned (these are FOURTH graders, too)!
Post-it notes of encouragement? Okay. Try a hug or a kiss (if you are
allowed at your school) or a gentle shoulder touch. We need to touch. We
need to feel. Try it.
Desperately ran out to buy another goldfish so Goldene had someone to rub
fins with!