Thursday, December 31, 2015

"Will The Senator Yield The Floor?"-Lisa Murkowski

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXXIst, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed.. MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Turning now to The Last Frontier State of Alaska on this the last day of the calendar & Senator Lisa Murkowski, we see that Lisa is working on the matter of preserving Alaska's & the world's oceans. The Senator realizes that the Alaska fishing industry needs these oceans to be safe & secure as well as other state tributaries because the fishing industry feeds their families on the sea creatures that are caught. Without healthy oceans, there won't be fish for students in the future who want to get into commercial fishing as a career to eat or for anyone who wants to enjoy fish. As well, wildlife like bears won't be able to survive without fish, thus wreaking havoc on the ecosystem of the Earth.

"We know less about our oceans than we do about outer space. We know less about our oceans than is really acceptable, because without healthy oceans, we do not have a healthy planet."

Land Of The Midnight Sun,

Rory

Source: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Class 3, Republican-Alaska.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Salmon

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

For Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon, we have an explanation of his congressional work in speaking against human rights abuses by the Chinese government against their citizens. A fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese like my brother who resides in Beijing, Matt really has a strong interest in the Asia-Pacific area of the world. Of course with Pres. Obama & the threats of a new world order, martial law, & a gun grab, the United States Of America is even more repressive of dissent than Communist China.

"A government serving the mandate of its citizens & governing according to the rule of law should not view civil society as an enemy."

Salt Lake City, Utah,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Matt Salmon, Republican-Arizona, The Vth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Brooks

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

For an explanation on bureaucratic duplication wasting student financial resources, we turn to Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama.


"Federal compliance paper pushers are a huge waste of talent & scarce school resources that could be put to better use in the classroom."

Charleston, South Carolina,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Mo Brooks, Republican-Alabama, The Vth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Ms. Moore

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin has decided to avail me with her views on students having food in their stomachs for energy. A one time welfare recipient, Gwen raised herself up to the top of the political ladder by getting elected to the House & raising III kids on her own. A true American success story!

"I am a strong supporter of nutrition programs that have helped many Americans keep food on the table & out of poverty."

Racine,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Gwen Moore, Democratic-Wisconsin, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Newhouse

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Having been sworn in for the first time on January IIIrd, MMXV, Congressman Dan Newhouse of Washington is definitely "new" to the "House" Of Reps. So Executive Dissertations asks Danny to explain a new ideas he has to our readers & as a farmer by trade he believes in fair play by farming families & by governments that oversee farming rules, not crap rules like the recently passed Bill VI (6) here in Alberta.

"The U.S. must play by the rules we agreed to with our biggest trading partners & export markets."

Sunnyside,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Dan Newhouse, Republican-Washington, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Forbes

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes is on the case for student success in science & math & just how important they are in today's world in everyday living for Virginian students & the average citizenry as a whole.

"The interest in math & science is there, but there is a clear disconnect between math & science education & the realization of the exciting potential for math & science in everyday life."

Chesapeake,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Randy Forbes, Republican-Virginia, The IVth District.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mrs. Love

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As the first ever female African-American elected as a Republican Congresswoman Mia Love of Utah shows the "love" by showing that just because her skin is black doesn't mean she is colour-blind when it comes to hard work. Thus the above quote on the educational front to students.

New York City, New York,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Mia Love, Republican-Utah, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Ratcliffe

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I've asked Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas to inform Texan students & their families about being thankful to the educators who steer students of all ages through the educational system.

"In the course of debate on education policy, we shouldn't forget to applaud the millions of dedicated educators all over this country."

Chicago, Illinois,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican-Texas, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. DesJarlais

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

A practicing physician, Congressman Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee explains to Executive Dissertations on the importance of students going into medical research & that its top notch. This is because the Doc knows that the research & background work provides the template for the treating of patients.

"I understand the importance of enacting policies that ensure the United States remains a leader in the field of medical care & research."

Des Moines, Iowa,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Scott DesJarlais, Republican-Tennessee, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Gowdy

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As Chairman of the House Of Reps Committee on the Benghazi disaster & the corruption & disgraceful activities committed by the Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton from New York currently running for her party's nomination to be the XLVth (45th) President Of The United States Of America, Congressman Trey Gowdy (a lawyer himself) of South Carolina is really on the ball. Trey is right when he tells South Carolinian law students that then Secretary Of State Clinton's actions in using her personal computer for classified email are despicable.

"You do not need a law degree to understand how troublesome this is."

Greenville,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican-South Carolina, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Perry

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Sitting down with a newspaper editorial board at the rather superb The Patriot-News is Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania. Scott addresses the educational front on reforming & improving it.

"Federal education policy is in need of dramatic reform."

San Diego, California,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Scott Perry, Republican-Pennsylvania, The IVth District.

Monday, December 28, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. DeFazio

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon is hard at work in Congress constructing new ideas for Oregonian students & their families.

"Quality education creates solid building blocks for future generations."

Needham, Massachusetts,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Peter DeFazio, Democratic-Oregon, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. Cole

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations asks Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole to be forthcoming about his work on education at the core. Tommy was a college professor so understands the need for up front help right to the classrooms to maximize the learning experience for each & every Oklahoman student.

"As a former educator, I know the importance of making sure our children learn the skills they need to succeed in life."

Shreveport, Louisiana, 

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Tom Cole, Republican-Oklahoma, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Jordan

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan decides to make a remark about vitality & strength. As a former wrestling coach, Jim is very smart to go to "wrestle" with this matter.

"Educating our children is vital to our nation's continued prosperity & economic strength during this time of increasing competition in business & trade from abroad."

Urbana,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Jim Jordan, Republican-Ohio, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. Price

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

This is a sensible statement by North Carolina Congressman David E. Price on valuable resources & educational strengths. Thus proving that not everything can be yours if the "price" is right!


"America's children are her greatest resource."

Erwin, Tennessee, 

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative David E. Price, Democratic-North Carolina, The IVth District.


"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Ms. Rice

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As the Former District Attorney of Nassau County, New York Congresswoman Kathleen Rice chats with student reporters on ensuring their safety & that of their families at airports. This makes sense for Kathy to be involved as she knows that in the criminal justice system, the people are represented II separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime & the district attorneys (like in her former job) who prosecute the offenders. So airport safety legislation is key for families.

"As several recent incidents have shown, weak access controls can too easily allow airline employees to sneak weapons, drugs & other dangerous items into secure areas of airports & onto commercial flights, & that's a risk we simply cannot accept."

New York City,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Kathleen Rice, Democratic-New York, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Smith

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congressman Chris H. Smith of New Jersey discusses his stratagem for helping students learn how wrong ethnic cleansing is. Chris does it with a few remarks on the many innocent men, women, & children being killed in South Sudan & thus not having a chance at a good life for themselves & their families.

"Thousands of people have lost their lives in allegedly targeted ethnic killings throughout the new nation."

Rahway,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Chris H. Smith, Republican-New Jersey, The IVth District.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Hardy

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Like a Crescent Moon, we have Congressman Cresent Hardy of Nevada hard at work on the education file. Cresent would like to "present" his comment on preserving lands in Nevada for wildlife & to ensure the ecosystem is around for many generations of Nevadan students to enjoy with their families.

"I encourage our federal land management agencies to focus the same amount of energy & attention on solving the very real threats to sage-brush habitat, like wildfires & invasive species, that continue to ravage the West!"

Mesquite,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representaive Cresent Hardy, Republican-Nevada, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mrs. Hartzler

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Over in Missouri, we have Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler discussing the fact that with both Bachelor's & Master's Degrees in education, she really can understand the daily struggles of educators & students in actual classroom settings.

"Having been in the classroom for XI (11) years, I am sympathetic to the struggles that educators across the nation face."

Harrisonville,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Vicky Hartzler, Republican-Missouri, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Palazzo

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congressman Steven Palazzo of Mississippi present his argument on student & teacher combined efforts to work as a team to ensure the student(s) education is really well-rounded.

"I believe that we must promote common-sense policies that encourage both student & teacher participation in the education process."

Gulfport,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Steven Palazzo, Republican-Mississippi, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Ms. McCollum

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

From what I can gather, Congresswoman Betty McCollum of Michigan is extremely interested in preserving native american tribal sites. A colleague of yours, the Hon. Rachel Notley, B.A.,  LL. B., MLA, Premier, New Democratic, Edmonton-Strathcona is always talking to Alberta students & their families about respect for First Nations & Treaty VI lands. So Betty's words are in line with Rachel's thinking.

"Oak Flat is a sacred place for the Apache people."

Minneapolis, 

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Betty McCollum, Democratic-Farmer-Labour, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Moolenaar

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

We ask Michigan Congressman John Moolenaar to begin our Sunday offerings of Congressional quotes here at Executive Dissertations. John doesn't disappoint as he points out that he backs each student should have a high quality education if they want to learn & that education should fit their skill set.

"I support efforts to ensure that all students have access to a high quality education, one that best fits their learning needs."

Midland,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative John Moolenaar, Republican-Michigan, The IVth District. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Kennedy

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6,14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Continuing the fine tradition of Kennedy public service that has included a President Of The United States Of America is Congressman Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts. Today, Joe talks up legacies or cornerstones. Some of these "cornerstones" led to his grandpa heading the Justice Department & his great uncle being the XXXVth President. Even another great uncle being a senator, the other chamber of Congress & his father Joe Jr. & other relatives also having served in the House. So Joe establishes that legacy once again by adapting it to education.

"Education is the cornerstone of our country's fundamental promise that no matter who we are or where we come from, each of us deserves a fair chance to make the most of our talent & hard work."

Boston,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Joe Kennedy, Democratic-Massachusetts, The IVth District.

Classic Spock Four

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXVIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

From the left & the from the right we ask my late mother to round out her Christmas Week lesson plans this Boxing Day by giving an upper right cross & a left hook in educational smarts to those who say planning for students isn't important. In Grade II Afton Elementary School, ma plans to help the students learn whilst also getting them excited about the holiday season. She is instilling in them the want to help those less fortunate & to to want to be with their families!

PLANS

Friday, December 18th, 1970:

Printing:       Handmade copies of carols for students at the seniors lodge.
*Library: (order Audio/Video of film explaining different types of holidays celebrating different religions at this time of year for students to watch.)
Phonics: tab Pages 57, 58 & check.
Reading:     "Ginger & Wall Paper", silent reading.
                  - worksheet.
Spelling:     "V", "v", "W", "w".
Story: watching the film picked up earlier in library.

Language Arts:     - do play Story of "First Christmas" & then "Hannukah" reenactment.
                            - carols
Art:                      - stockings.
                            - records.

Dismissal for Christmas break.

JCK

A Real Knockout Plan Ma: Rocky Balboa & Jake Lamotta Would Be Proud,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."


Friday, December 25, 2015

Classic Spock Three

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

It was all part of the plan that my late mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. & her dad Archie would constantly collect every issue they could of the Classic Illustrated Comics. So it was smart of mom to bring them into her Grade II Classroom at Afton Elementary School & other student & teacher settings. Reading the comic version would in mom's mind encourage kids to read these great stories in novel format when they got older. Time for a Christmas Day plan ma!

PLANS

Thursday, December 17th, 1970:

Printing:            "T", "t", "there", "they are" & t focus words. Then placing them in sentences.
Phonics:            Arithmetic table on Pages 55 & 56.
Language Arts: 9:30AM. Walk over to the bathrooms with students to remind them to call for adult help if they see strangers in or around bathrooms. Student & teacher safety must always come first!
Reading: 10AM TV: watching: "Jack Frost."
                                   - show kids what dentists do by having a retired dentist come in & teach about teach care.
Spelling:          Spell words based on teeth so that students remember words & message of dentist.
Story:               Student story about being safe & happy at the dentist's office in a play format.


Arithmetic:      Finish paper pictures of fireplaces that students can write numbers on to count the bricks.
TV:           2PM, watch "Ernie's Place" with Grade 3 class & then talk with these older mentoring students about the story in an interactive format.

Entertainment:    Final rehearsal for school play at seniors home.
                            Workbook, Pages 68 & 69.
                           -clean desks to get ready for Christmas break & create space for fresh January assignments!

JCK

Her Majesty The Queen Works Christmas Day ThereIV Ma Has To,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Ms. Edwards

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Executive Dissertations asks Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland to give a response on how terrible drug use in young people is. What with all the deaths from fentanyl across Alberta this past year, its good to listen to Donna bring up the issue.

"We can't let more people fall victim to heroin & opioid use."

Yanceyville, North Carolina,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Donna Edwards, Democratic-Maryland, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. Fleming

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Louisiana Congressman John C. Fleming stresses that for students to do well they need reform for the better in education.

"Education reform must embrace accountability for student achievement while maintaining the flexibility to innovate & implement best practices."

Meridian, Mississippi,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative John C. Fleming, Republican-Louisiana, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Massie

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

For Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky, a chance this Christmas Day to make himself understood on the topic of states rights in education & how administratively the states should be once again in control of it.

"I support eliminating the federal Department of Education & returning K-12 funding & curricula to the states."

Huntington, West Virginia,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Thomas Massie, Republican-Kentucky, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Pompeo

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

We get the low down from Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas on what he feels should be done on to improve global competitiveness in terms of the classroom setting.

"A sound education is vital to the global competitiveness of our nation."

Orange, California,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican-Kansas, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. King

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Up to speak first on this Christmas Day is Iowa Congressman Steve King. Steve has a remark about illegal immigration causing destabilization. Sure its great that people are helping out the refugees, but every refugee or immigrant family member, adult or child should go through the proper legal entry processes. As the son of an immigrant from The Netherlands who went through all the proper channels I can respect Steve's view here.

"Allowing immigration to flourish is a threat to our national security."

Storm Lake,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Steve King, Republican-Iowa, The IVth District.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Rokita

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

No matter your religious, cultural, or belief systems, you cannot argue that Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita is right on the need for public education to be strong for each & every child. Indianans can be thankful for this wise belief espoused by Todd.

"A strong public education system is essential to a strong America."

Chicago, Illinois,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Todd Rokita, Republican-Indiana, The IVth District.


"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Gutierrez

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

On this Christmas Eve, we have Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez wishing families all the best IV the holiday season. Being of el espanol background we of course get Luis to provide the quote in Spanish & Ingles!

"Felices Fiestas!"

"Happy Holidays!"

Chicago,

Rory 

Source: Congressional Representative Luis Gutierrez, Democratic-Illinois, The IVth District.


Classic Spock Two

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIVth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Whenever my late mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. sat down with us kids to watch the Original or Classic "Star Trek (TM)", she was always struck by the performance & planning smarts of then Lt. Commander (later Commander, Captain, & Ambassador in subsequent film & tv appearances) Chief Science & Ist Officer Mr. Spock, as played by the late & great Leonard Nimoy. She would call Mr. Nimoy's performance of the character: "Classic Spock!" So this is why I borrow ma's reference for the title of her blogs this week as I fully agree. Spock liked to plan & be logical & as a result, it seems logical does it not that Ma would plan out lessons IV her students in Grade II at Afton Elementary School. An Editor's Note: We of course write this entry in Vulcan green blood script colour.


PLANS 
 
Wednesday, December 16th, 1970:

Printing:     "s", "S", "t", "T" & then placing these letters into words & sentences for the students to sound out.
Phonics:     Silent reading & then out loud reading practice of what the students just read. Story: "Has The Milk Come?" Then worksheets on the story & ability to practice drawing pictures about the story for visual learning.
Spelling & Arithmetic Combined: tab 53, 54, & checking it over. Learning not just how to use words & numbers in equations, but how to pronounce them.
Story: Students tell stories of visits to family farms & what they have learned.
*Gym: Covering gym class for teacher with heart issues who is in hospital.

Music: Practicing carols for Christmas that students will learn to sing round family fireplaces & talking about Hannukah, the holiday of the people of the fine Jewish tradition.
Entertainment: Practicing Christmas carols & singing a few words in Yiddish to let children enjoy learning another language.

JCK

Great Job Ma & Very Logical For Teaching Tolerance As Mr. Nimoy Was Of The Jewish Faith,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Classic Spock One

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIIIrd, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

When all else fails, you need to rely on those whom you know can plan & think. So we need to during this holiday season need to bring out the Master Strategist, my mother, the late Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. to plan IV us. Ma taught at rural schools in Clandonald & McLaughlin, as well as at Rio Terrace & Afton Elementary Schools here in Edmonton. A proud University Of Alberta Faculty of Education graduate, here she sets up a lesson plan for her Grade II students during the month of December as they get ready for the holidays. So its full charge ahead hey mom?!


PLANS

Tuesday, December 15th, 1970

Printing:               "Q", "R."
Phonics:                - check arithmetic Pages 49 & 50.
Language Arts:    - do & check tabs & lessons for Pages 51 & 52.
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Reading:               - workbook P. 63, 64, & 65: & check with a comprehension test on Pages 66 & 67.

Spelling:               - test review Pages 66 & 67. Show students how to make up practice tests at home so they can gain better ability to read everyday items such as newspapers & magazines in their family setting.
Story:                    - "The Red Badge Of Courage." This comic book version of the novel will encourage students not to give up when under pressure & to try & do their best.


Music:                   - decorate lanterns & listen to audiotape of "Handel's Messiah."
Arithmetic:           - Why Do Bells for Christmas Ring? What makes the sounds & the different pitches? All great math questions!
Entertainment:    - "Crickett's Christmas Carol" as presented by students who get to act together with their parents &/or guardians. Thus providing a positive family atmosphere in a class setting.
                              -trees for chorus.
                              - rehearsal for performing it at nearby seniors lodge to raise money for poor senior citizens.


JCK

A Christmas Artisan,

Rory

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed."





"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Johnson

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIIIrd, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia makes a statement on the importance of arts through $50,000.00 grant he got a community centre & town for Georgian arts students & families in his district. This is great because they can spend it for the development of creative & cultural talent.

"I can't think of a more deserving community to receive this boost than Clarkston & the Community Center in particular. As a gathering place for art, education, recreation & community building, the Clarkston Community Center is a model for embracing diversity by celebrating the richness & strengths of so many different cultures."

Lithonia,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Hank Johnson, Democratic-Georgia, The IVth District.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Crenshaw

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #XXIV, Edmonton, Alberta

December XXIInd, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

You can truly hear the frustration in the voice of Congressman Ander Crenshaw of Florida as he tries to get legislation passed II make the lives of children with Down syndrome & their families better & just how upset these families are.

"In my home district in Northeast Florida, I've heard stories of exasperation & frustration from families with children who have Down syndrome & other disabilities." 

Jacksonville,

Rory

Source: Congresssional Representative Ander Crenshaw, Republican-Florida, The IVth District.

"Will The Senator Yield The Floor?"-Jeff Flake

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXIInd, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Senator Jeff Flake of The Sand Hill State of Arizona takes a look into the issue of how hard firefighters & emergency services personnel work. Sometimes even giving up their lives, even as volunteer firefighters to strained budgets. Here Jeff talks to their children & families of XIX (19) dead Arizona firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save many other lives with a glowing & respectful tribute, especially at this time of year when so many families are struggling.

"To the children of these men, carry deep inside you the knowledge that they were as proud of you as you were of them."

Grand Canyon State,

Rory

Source: Senator Jeff Flake, Class 1, Republican-Arizona.

Monday, December 21, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. Himes

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXIst, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

In the process of exactly = time for all sides, we must extend the right to speak some holiday greetings from both the right like our last post, & now from Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut who along with his family represents the left.

"Wishing you & yours a happy, healthy holiday."

Lima, Peru, South America,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Jim Himes, Democratic-Connecticut, The IVth District.


"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Buck

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

December XXIst, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

"Buck"ing the trend of politics is Congressman Ken Buck of Colorado. Kenny & his family want to wish Coloradans & all citizens the best of the holiday season this Christmas Week, no matter what their chosen faith is.

"Last week, I was honored to be invited the Menorah lighting at the State Capitol."

Ossining, New York,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Ken Buck, Republican-Colorado, The IVth District.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. McClintock

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

California & its Congressman Tom McClintock are stating what needs to be done in terms of criticizing Former President George W. Bush, Republican-Texas (Retired) over a federal funding model that has failed students & family in terms of accountability. Party dissent seems to be more tolerated down in the States.

"It requires a more honest accounting of student performance, which is likely to give parents ammunition in demanding local school improvements."

White Plains, New York,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Tom McClintock, Republican-California, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Westerman

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave;

Congressman Bruce Westerman of Arkansas steps up to the podium & speaks about dyslexia. A definite huge deficit comprehension disorder that affects many students. I myself have Aspergers Syndrome or high-functioning autism & cannot count in numbers past the number XXX, as a result, I do my counting & dating in Roman Nvmerals & then convert back the solutions to numbers.


"It is estimated dyslexia affects one out of six school children."

Hot Springs, 

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Bruce Westerman, Republican-Arkansas, The IVth District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Dr. Gosar

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

In Committee, we have Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona asking the question of how resources in the Grand Canyon National Park can be used to stop the destruction being caused by a hybrid called the "beefalo." This is an animal that is a combination of buffalo & cattle. Its a population causing significant damage to the ecosystem in the park & surrounding areas & should be a huge concern to students studying the environment.

"The "beefalo" overpopulation is a problem that is causing significant damage to park resources."

Rock Springs, Wyoming,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Paul Gosar, Republican-Arizona, The IVth District.



Saturday, December 19, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Aderholt

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Congressman Robert Aderholt of Alabama feels the need to impress upon me his views on roles of the government in education.

"Government can have an important role to play in improving education for all citizens."

Haleyville,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Robert Aderholt, Republican-Alabama, The IVth District.

"Will The Senator Yield The Floor?"-John McCain

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XIXth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Onto Vietnam War hero & MMXVIII Presidential Candidate for the Republicans, Senator John McCain. John represents The Aztec State quite well & was an honourable naval officer like his father & grandfather before him & is my personal favourite Senator next to Senator Bob Dole, Republican-Kansas (Retired, another war hero & the MCMXCVI Republican Presidential Candidate.) He also was a prisoner-of-war & still has injuries from that time. A respectable gentleman & legislator as well, the Senator talks up the value of military service but at the same time, the absolute stupidity of war (just as many of my blog entries on American Presidents who hated it but served themselves.)

An Editor's Note: As a prisoner in Vietnam, John has experienced the forces of good & evil (aka as the "light" & "dark" sides of the force) with the horrid torture he experienced while in captivity! So IV people II understand John's emotions, I highly recommend they go see "Star Wars (TM) Episode VII: The Force Awakens (TM.)" Seeing this film will give folks a template about what the true horror of war is!

"War is wretched beyond description, & only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality."

Baby State,

Rory

Source: Senator John McCain, Class 3, Republican-Arizona.

Friday, December 18, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!-Mr. Kind

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I once again bring forward the process of giving out exactly = time for all sides. It was rather kind I'd say of Congressman Ron Kind of Wisconsin to share with me his feelings on global educating. You will notice I got the comments from the last II posts from one Republican & one Democratic while both Congressmen were both wearing just their ties & shirts & had removed their suit jackets. No tactical advantage for either side whatsoever!


"It is more important than ever that we ensure that each student has the education & the skills they need to compete in an increasingly global, XXIst (21st) century economy."

La Crosse,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Ron Kind, Democratic, The IIIrd District.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Jenkins

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XVIIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I've decided to ask West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins to explain his excitement at Marshall University in his state getting its XXXVIIth President & how that new prez can write a fresh academic chapter IV the school.

"The selection of Jerry Gilbert begins an exciting new chapter in the history of Marshall University. I have full confidence in his ability to provide the leadership & vision Marshall needs to serve our students, expand our programs, & plan for the future. I look forward to welcoming Jerry & his wife, Leigh to Huntington & to working with him to grow this great institution."

Huntington,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Evan Jenkins, Republican-West Virginia, The IIIrd District.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mrs. Beutler

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

I am frustrated at the lack of understanding on the Honourable Lady IV Calgary-Varsity being pregnant while in office. Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler gave birth to a real cutie named Abigail while in office & knew in advance the child had Potter's Disease & was born without kidneys. Did this make her any less of a good Congresswoman for her district? I don't think so & neither do voters as they keep reelecting her & sending Jaime back to Congress along with with her very good husband Daniel & Abby (who we all know coordinates mommy & daddy's entire schedule as it should be.) Frankly its sexist & wrong! The Congresswoman is raising awareness of this terrible affliction & how she isn't going to let it destroy her family unit! On that glorious social media engine of Twitter, Jaime discussed important prenatal screening legislation.

"@HerreraBeutler . Dec 9 My prenatal screening bill is moving through Congress! Had a hearing today on this solution 2 empower parents. herrerabeutler.house.gov/news/documents..." 


Glendale, California,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Republican-Washington, The IIIrd District.



"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!"-Mr. Scott

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XVIIth, MMXV

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA
Minister of Education,
New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

In the process of = time for all sides, we give Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia a chance to comment in a press conference just like our last post by a Republican. Bob is concerned about privacy concerns & illegal wiretapping like his GOP colleague in the House & the intrusion of the Executive Branch.

"The bill, which was being pushed by Administration officials, preys upon the American people's fears of another terrorist attack. It allows warrantless surveillance of people in the United States with out a court order & without oversight, even when an investigation does not involve terrorism."

Washington, District Of Columbia,

Rory

Source: Congressional Representative Bobby Scott, Democratic-Virginia, The IIIrd District.