Category Archives: school

The Map of Gavin

September 6th 2018 This just in from the first week of school!   Hi Jenny, 

Gavin asked me to send a pic of his autobiographical map. 
 He has been working so hard and is off to a great start! … Continue reading

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In Defense of 5th & 6th Graders

Thursday, September 6th 2018   Amidst all the hubbub from Bob Woodward’s FEAR book detailing the Crazytown White House, it has been noted that our so-called president exhibits an understanding of National Security at about a 5th or 6th grade … Continue reading

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Back to School! 2nd & 5th Grade

Tuesday, September 4th 2018 Somehow we make it back from camping  in time to get all our preening, prepping and sleeping done in time for a bang up blast back to school.   Daddy Chef too!   Miss Katie, Mizzy, … Continue reading

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Southern Momma for the DA-EY

June 25th 2018 Hey Sis! I’m ’bout to drop yer baeby off at the medical conference.   This how y’all do it? Souther Momma’s First Day of School Car Line [2:37]:    Lemme know al’raght?!? Love you!! ♥♥

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First Grade Progress

Saturday, May 12th 2018 After all the storm and stress of No Progress and Spaghetti, I receive this additional report from ClaraJane’s assistant teacher:   That she has been afraid to raise her hand is a topic that has bewildered … Continue reading

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Parenting: No Progress Report

Friday, May 11th 2018 After much to-do about each of the kids’ Weekly Progress Reports -aka: “Smiley Face Chart”-  it’s Friday and they each come home empty handed.  After all the discussions, supportive questions and encouraging reminders etc.,  it’s finally Friday.  … Continue reading

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Parenting: The Spaghetti Lecture

Friday, May 11th 2018   OK Kids sit down. Stop fiddling.  Give me your undivided attention.  This may not be fun, but it’s important. OK, you know how we have perfectly clean, drinkable water on tap 24/7 year round no … Continue reading

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