Dateline September 19 2013:  At first parents seemed to not know what to do, and in the end they applauded awkwardly.  I guess “everyone gets a trophy.”  Tuesday night parents came expecting to get a reasonable explanation of why “Common Core” is coming to Beaverton.  What they got instead was one more reason not to want anything to do with it.

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Left:  Teacher Sheree Winterfeld taught bizarre “clapping lesson” to  parents who stared on in disbelief.  Middle:  Winterfeld’s boss Scarelet Valentine.  Unclear whether she embraces Winterfeld’s version of the new curriculum.  Right:  Superintendent Jeff Rose caught in his own scandal gets $200K/yr plus benefits to oversee this nonsense.  (Winterfeld photo cred. Myspace)

Teacher Sheree Winterfeld of Errol Hassell Elementary School in Beaverton, OR provided a bizarre “Clapping Lesson” which leaves one wondering if she’s one fry short of a Happy Meal.  Despite the fact that she announces that she has her Masters.   (Well la-dee-da.)  YouTuber “Don’t Tread On the Farms” captured her antics on film.  It’s difficult to hear but but at around 2:40 she proclaims that the public schools are “now global,”  then asks for volunteers from the audience.  The rest needs to be seen to be believed.  Jump to to 2 minutes 40 seconds in the video embedded below.

No wonder the kids can’t add.  The full transcript is below.  In a second video parents indicated:  “we didn’t feel we learned anything in there.”  Shocking.  The jury is still out on whether teachers and admin are actually going to go through with this fiasco.

here’s the transcript:

“So our kids are facing … this is a real new living we are definitely Global.  So I’ve got a … and I need three volunteers and this activity will hopefully help cement the reason why I as a educator [sic] am embracing Common Core and for students … can I have three really brave volunteers?  Come on.  Can I have three?  How much do I have left?”

“So hopefully this will demonstrate what Common Core will do … <inaudible> …”

“So I’m gonna ask our first volunteer to … would you go ahead and just clap …”

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