Category Archives: School

Funny Run

The kids participated in their Fun Run, a school fundraiser where students run laps, and friends and family pledge donations. In the weeks before the Fun Run, the students watched a show during lunch to hype them for the coming … Continue reading

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Me & Odysseus

In the first week of school, my daughter Annabelle received two Falcon flyers.  This was a super big deal because she could turn them in for a prize.  I wasn’t sure where to take the flyers, so we stopped at … Continue reading

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Logging Lies

On the second day of school, Colin’s homework was to read for twenty minutes and fill out a reading log.  Colin reads a lot, so this log would be no problem.  But of course the day the reading log came … Continue reading

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School Mournings

Ugh.  That morning school rush.  We always arrive at the school gates at the same time, somewhere around rushed-but-can-still-make-it-o’clock.  This year, I also have to get our baby ready to go in the morning.  It seems like we’d never make … Continue reading

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Generation Y Work?

Colin has never liked school, mostly because he feels he could use the time in better ways.  I get that.  School is a lot of hours, and Lego construction is shockingly absent from the new common core. Before he started, … Continue reading

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Common Core Kindergarten

Last year, my son Colin started kindergarten.  For the first couple of weeks, I was dying to hear what he’d learned.  Was he writing novels?   Translating a bit of French?  Maybe splitting a couple of atoms—while wearing safety goggles—the teacher … Continue reading

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Early Onset Senioritis

My kindergarten son offers a lot of resistance to school in the morning. He doesn’t exactly hate school; he just feels it gets in the way of other creative projects he’d like to work on at home. He has Legos … Continue reading

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