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Wow! Typo city and my rant

After looking over a few of my past posts I realized that I really need to proofread them before I hit the publish button. I usually glance them over, but I don’t give them the same critique that I do to paid articles and I can tell. I am very sorry for subjecting you to my clumsy fingers and lazy reading skills.

Now on to today’s minor rant.

SCHEMA -noun, plural sche·ma·ta [skee-muh-tuh or, sometimes, skee-mah-tuh, ski-] Show IPA , sche·mas.

1.a diagram, plan, or scheme. Synonyms: outline, framework, model.
2.an underlying organizational pattern or structure; conceptual framework: A schema provides the basis by which someone relates to the events he or she experiences.
3.(in Kantian epistemology) a concept, similar to a universal but limited to phenomenal knowledge, by which an object of knowledge or an idea of pure reason may be apprehended.
My son is in Kindergarten and he came home with this today:
schemaMost adults don’t know what schema means and even those that do know it will NEVER use the word. Why is 5-year-old learning a word that they won’t comprehend the meaning of, be able to pronounce correctly, or even spell?

When I asked my son what it meant he said “It’s something I do really good” WRONG – see above meaning.
Is this what they are teaching are children? Why don’t they teach them routine, plan, diagram, even sequence of events…teaching them schema is like trying to teach them how to write C++, it’s beyond their comprehension.


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