In case your little one needs something else to do on this snowy day.
Nothing wakes you up faster than an early morning call saying that school is closed and you can sleep in.
There was an emergency drill while I was volunteering at school today. Terrifying. Truly-- really eery. The kindergarteners in the Holiday Shop classroom did really well, but 5 minutes is a really long time.
Think I can take nailpolish to Kindergarten movie night tonight? It'll probably be the longest I've sat without anything else to touch or distract me in a long time!
Just kidding, I volunteered to help hand out popcorn...
Having 10 kids is not for me, and I don't think homeschooling is either (though I am more and more intrigued as I find out more about it), but I do love the idea of advancing at your own pace, strength, and interest-- and getting credits for what you know.
This is SO interesting to me.
"...more often than not, bright girls believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while bright boys believe that they can develop ability through effort and practice. "
How do you forget your homework folder (therefore making *doing* your homework impossible), and end up with EXTRA homework points?!
Haha, I should be annoyed that this was not the lesson in responsibility that he needed, but it's totally something I would have somehow pulled, so I'm actually pretty proud.
I understand that kids learn all different ways, and I applaud teachers for assigning work with that in mind, but I can assure you that we will not be choosing the option to 'practice your spelling words by writing them with your finger or an unsharpened pencil in a bowl of dry uncooked rice.'
Killjoy? Yep. Partypooper? For sure.
This graphic was made with the intention of serving college students, but I think it's great to keep in mind when making school lunches-- or in making our own food decisions!
Did you know about these? Do any of them surprise you? I didn't know cherries could help you sleep!
Not that you need my permission, or that I'm the authority on parenting, but I want to say that it's ok to feel anxious AND emotional AND happy that your kids are starting school.
I keep seeing posts at each extreme (and criticism of each), but they are not mutually exclusive. I honestly feel all of those things.
I'm a little choked up over the milestones of beginning kindergarten and 2nd grade (that's the correct grade, this time), and anxious over new experiences, but I'm also glad that my boys are well-adjusted enough to happily get on a bus to go to school, and I'm looking forward to a few hours of quiet each day.
I love my kids, I like to be with them, and I'm a little over-protective, all which results in them being in my presence the very very very large majority of the time. But that doesn't mean I can't function without them here with me, or that I'm bored. In fact, I honestly can't remember the last time that my to-do list was short enough to be bored.