The Blends Project

Anybody else get this in their head while doing the Blends project? For those of you who don’t have a first grader at my kid’s school, the Blends Project is 30% of their grade. Basically, the teacher gives you a list of 20 “blends” – blends are letter combinations, such as “br” and “ch.” The […]

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I love my kid. What can i say?

It’s for a good cause, or i wouldn’t ask. . . Rollie likes math, and there is this Math-a-Thon fundraiser thing, and he really wants to do it, and it’s for a good cause, and I feel like I would be a crappy mother for not helping him do it, and for not trying to […]

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Do I Seem Stupid to You?

I’m not stupid. I know I am fairly intelligent, because as a young student, they give you tests in school, and I scored in the very highest percentiles on those tests. I was “gifted.” They put me in gifted classes, called TAG. I think I went for an hour a day, five days a week, […]

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First Day of the Last Year

That Tiller will be at her preschool. I can’t believe that she has been at St. Bede’s for three years now. She will go every day of the week, which is good for me, because The Shadow was really starting to drive me a little nuts. She followed me everywhere. But then again, we were […]

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First Week of School

I can’t believe that school is back in session so early. I know that it makes a difference in the education of kids with crappy parents, but I feel like the good parents and the kids who still learn at home over the summer kind of get the shaft. It just seems like summer should […]

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If You Live in Dekalb, You Should Read This Daily

The great blog Dekalb County School Watch published a Shayna Steinfeld post yesterday imploring the Board of Education to re-examine their business processes. Time to re-examine how business is conducted in DeKalb County Schools is really worth a read. I think she makes some great points. Most importantly, if you are not paying attention to […]

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What I Learned About Public Education

I already knew these things, but my experience dealing with Dekalb County yesterday cemented it: You really, really have to take responsibility for your own child’s education. The squeaky wheel DOES get the grease. If you complain enough, and put people’s jobs on the line, they will cave, and they will waste taxpayer money (tens […]

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Tiller at Music Program

Tiller had her music program today. I was on the verge of tears the whole time. I sat over on the side, but about three rows back from the altar, and she ended up standing on the very end, closest to me, and she knew exactly where I was, because i happened to sit right […]

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