This is a direct scan from my girl's fourth-grade report card for the second quarter of the 2003-2004 school year. Now, to be fair,
what the teacher has said in her comments is no doubt true. B has received 10 A's and 2 B's, and she is just altogether pleasant to be around.
But let's see just how much I want this teacher instructing my child in English. Here are almost all of the errors this teacher made in only 27
- Neither of these comments should have started with an asterisk.
- Neither of the "Bonus Words" phrases should have been followed by a semicolon.
- In the second-quarter comment, I don't think "Well done on a great report card," with or without an exclamation point, is idiomatic.
You can say, "Well done," and you can say, "Great report card," but you can't combine them.
- But worst of all, in the first-quarter comment this teacher of English says, "Your a joy . . ."
Her math teaching isn't all that much better. As a volunteer helper I observed ths teacher for a few hours over a period of a couple weeks, and I still remember the time she told the class that
19 minus 5 equals 4. It wasn't until a student objected that she reconsidered and replied, "Nope, Jacob, 19 minus 5 really is 4."
Although this is supposed to be another in the list of Fun Pix, maybe this one isn't so funny after all.