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MCCJ

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Mrs. Fink's Class
« on: March 11, 2013, 02:46:50 pm »
Do you guys ever feel like the entire class lacks doing any type of major work? I mean how will these kids do come fourth grade?

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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 05:41:50 pm »
I thought her name was Ms. Feeny, or something like that, I don't know...

I'm pretty sure part of it is written intentionally to sharply contrast with how strict and difficult Ratburn's class is... but yeah, they really have no major structure to their education, they really aren't challenged in anyway, more than likely, yeah, they're going to be a mess come Grade 4.
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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 07:40:29 pm »
I thought her name was Ms. Feeny, or something like that, I don't know...

I'm pretty sure part of it is written intentionally to sharply contrast with how strict and difficult Ratburn's class is... but yeah, they really have no major structure to their education, they really aren't challenged in anyway, more than likely, yeah, they're going to be a mess come Grade 4.

Though some of the 4th Graders who had Mrs. Fink appear to turn out fine (although I really can't make that judgement).

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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 08:40:07 pm »
I thought her name was Ms. Feeny, or something like that, I don't know...

I'm pretty sure part of it is written intentionally to sharply contrast with how strict and difficult Ratburn's class is... but yeah, they really have no major structure to their education, they really aren't challenged in anyway, more than likely, yeah, they're going to be a mess come Grade 4.

Might you be confusing her with Mrs. Bofini, the substitute who always chewed with her mouth open?

Anyway, what Mr. Ratburn's class is doing isn't very realistic either...in Buster's dream sequence in "Prunella Sees the Light you see them do stuff with slope (variables m, x, y) and sigmas. I don't think I ever dealt with sigmas until middle/high school. Then again, that's just his imagination.

But seriously, I didn't learn about the Magna Carta until high school...they had to name every country in the world in his class. Seriously, at that learning curve, Mr. Ratburn's class should be in high school.

You're both right about Ms. Fink's class, though; questions like "Can anyone tell me what this is?" (Earth), and homework of enjoying their weekend seem like daycare or something. They'll have a long ways to go in 4th grade.

In short, neither of these classes really represent 3rd grade at all. Then again, so many of show's elements aren't representative of 3rd grader life either.

But to answer your question, CJ, it seems as though, yes Ms. Fink's class lacks a lot of work and discipline. It's just that Mr. Ratburn's class really pushes it, too.

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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 12:37:47 am »
I agree. Some of the stuff they teach in Ratburn's class kids don't learn until their Middle/High school year.

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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 07:27:30 pm »
I think that Mrs. Fink's class is smarter and works harder than Miss Sweetwater's class.

As for Mr. Ratburn, I can understand him giving extra homework, but I think that the lessons should be a lot less advanced.
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Re: Mrs. Fink's Class
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 01:45:30 pm »
It bugs me that we still don't know their names. I found a slightly-blurry timing sheet that indicates the blonde rabbit and orange-haired cat are named Sharon and Dawn, respectively, but I can't confirm until someone can identify exactly what scene the timing sheet goes to.

On top of that you also found another character who is named Alex. If that is confirmed we have two Alexs now. Wouldn't surprise me any way since Alex is a pretty common name.