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I Feel So Old

Sean is done with elementary school and headed into middle school this September — 6th grade, here we come! They’re very organized in all schools these days. Both our kids came home before the school year ended and already had a list of the necessary school supplies for next year. That never happened when I […]

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If I Were in Charge

For a lesson on responsibility, the 2nd graders had to complete a worksheet titled “If I Were in Charge.” The worksheet listed six things that students do that don’t meet expectations or break school rules. The student’s job was to pretend to be the principal and write down the “consequences” (the politically correct word for […]

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5.2 to 7.4

That’s the current reading level of my genius son, who happens to be barely more than halfway through the second grade. He’s off the chart — the cards his teacher uses to track reading levels only goes up to 6.5, so she had to ‘X’ that out and write in 7.4 for him. Am I […]

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What he did this summer

School is back in session, and one of the first To Dos in 2nd grade was the obligatory “What did you do this summer?” assignment. Sean writes: “Took swimming lessons” And then the next question is, “Why did you do that?” He writes: “Basic survival skill” !!!!!!

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What are they teaching my kid(s)?

For the past two weeks, my son — and his entire kindergarten class — has been counting down the days until May 25th. That’s not the last day of school. No, that’s the day an incubator full of eggs will hatch live chicks in their classroom. According to the “Egg Countdown Calendar” on our fridge, […]

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