Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Save me

Can I just say, I really, really, really don't like the Magic School readers?  Painful.  Worse when read aloud.  I can't be the only one.  I have a quiet fantasy about some kind of mini-torando attacking the reader boxes and doing away with only the Magic School bus books.

6 comments:

Jean said...

Love the original Magic School Bus books - they are wonderful! Hate the TV based imitations. Blurgh.

Deb said...

Yes, it's the newer ones that come home. They are terrible.

CardsAsGifts said...

You teach at the same school don't you??? Don't you have some sway????!!!!

Deb said...

Nope, no sway at all. I teach in a different sub-school.

The problem is, as much as I despise them, my children LOVE them. So an argument can be made that they are terrific readers - stories that kids find highly motivating to practise their reading-aloud skills. Meanwhile, parents are slowly going round the twist...

CardsAsGifts said...

hmmmmmm well my suggestion is that you remember that your children love them and are getting good practice in reading them and maybe maybe that will be enough to stop you going round the twist :-)
Interesting that your school will have a campus in Melton in 2014... right around the corner from us!

Deb said...

Or ear plugs and nodding a lot.

Yes, the new campus is exciting. The plan currently is Prep-Year 4 beginning in 2014 and slowly building from there.