Thursday, March 5, 2009

Do you feel ARCHAIC?

I do. This morning at breakfast Christopher wanted to know what it was like for me in fifth grade. I told him my teacher was Mrs. Giovanni, I lived on an Indian Reservation, there were about 30 kids in my class (maybe less - can't remember - senileness must be setting in) and there was just ONE fifth grade class.
Donovan said something about "And there weren't very many computers." I had to laugh internally about that. There weren't ANY computers I said.
Nephi said the people in the office did. Nope - they didn't.
Nephi: "Well then how did they take care of all their stuff?"
Me: "They used paper and pencil/pen."

I am feeling archaic right now. Fifth grade wasn't really that long ago. Was it?

It makes me stop and wonder what their kids will think about their school experiences. Things at the schools these days are pretty high tech. Can they be any more so?


Millie said...

The office people also had typewriters, but I'm pretty sure my kids have never seen one of those, either.

That's one of the things I love about family history - thinking of all the technology that developed over an ancestor's lifetime, like Grandma Keen's. Movies, cars, electricity, indoor plumbing... our lives will have some similarities that way, I think. :)

bigelow family said...

I subbed last week, and the teacher hadn't set up the lesson on the smartboard, which is how they usually do their math. The kids just freaked out, and I said, "You know what, it's ok- we'll just use the chalkboard." One of the kids said, "What's a chalkboard?" Then I remembered most of the classrooms have white board/dry eraser marker boards, not chalkboards! I told them that I didn't have computers until 5th grade and they couldn't even comprehend it. It is hard to imagine that technology will become even more advanced, but I'm sure it will. Guess that's why I'm not making any money off of it :-)

Becky said...

I remember computers in elementary school. Old Apples that we used to fight over so we could play "Oregon Trail". Good times... Good times.

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!