Thursday, August 09, 2007

Carnival Addenda - The Lost Children Addition

We had several people whose submissions didn't get posted due to problems with blogcarnival, so for those who were left out allow me to present "The Lost Children' addition to the 131st carnival. Of course, I'll need a new subtitle.

People Who Were Inadvertently Left Out of the 131st Edition of the Carnival (Or Sirs Not Appearing In The Carnival)

Are you smarter than a 5th, 4th, um 3rd 3rd - 6th grader? Let's Play Math has a link to some Math problems you can try to solve that are on grade level, although he does mention having to use Algebra on a 6th grade problem. Geez, I didn't nearly fail algebra until I was in 9th grade!

What do you think of the term "charter schools"? JD2718 wonders if they can rightfully be described as public schools, and some of his commenters point out that many charters get to play by special rules the public schools are held to. Is it just a matter of semantics, or is there more to this story?

When should high school begin and where should middle/elementary school end? Friends of Dave discusses school districts trying different strategies; some schools are moving their 6th - 8th grades to elementary campuses, and some are moving them to high school campuses.

How could I have missed frequent carnival contributor Mathew K. Tabor? His omitted submission is entitled 3 Doses of Reality for British Education.

Let the tales of these lost children be told far and wide throughout the blogosphere!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link! (I am a "she," however, not a "he.") As for the 6th grade problems, I am sure there is a way to do them without algebra---I just wasn't smart enough to find it. Good thing I'm not teaching 6th grade this year!

Mike in Texas said...

Sorry about the "he" label, and darn I missed another chance to slip in a picture of Joely Fisher!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Wonderful idea to do a "Lost Children" edition! Maybe this could become a regular feature...

Anonymous said...

Thanks again, Mike - I appreciate the inclusion.

Though this was an excellent solution, I'd like to think it wouldn't have to be a regular feature. I'd prefer that all the submissions were included in the regular edition.

Mike in Texas said...


There's never been any kind of requirement that all submissions be used for the carnival. In fact, most hosts, myself included sometimes, choose not to use certain posts, usually b/c there are simply too many submissions.

I chose to try to include every post, since both times I hosted this summer I was on summer vacatin and had the time to go through all the submissions. Had it been durin the school year I probably wouldn't have chose to do so.

Ryan said...

Well, I'm glad to see it's not just me that has this problem. The last time I hosted the carnival there were a ton of posts that were sent, but I never saw them. I felt horrible about it, because I tried to use every non-spam submission that came my way, but at the same time I couldn't see what I could have done differently.

God bless the internet.