What was your quote in your yearbook?
Mine was, "Maybe all we need is water and friends" which kind of makes me sound really introspective (or anorexic), but really I was just a big fan of Gavin Rossdale haha.
(Please tell me you remember yours and I'm not the only one with an amazing ability to remember meaningless things from the late 90s...)
Apparently breaking the Blessed Mother statue does not preclude you from winning the exemplary student award in religion class...
Oh yes. "Looking, covering, writing and checking does not teach spelling. Looking for little words inside other words, and
doing word searches are just time fillers. And writing your “spelling” words in spirals or backwards is just plain stupid."
Knowing what the words mean can absolutely help with spelling. It also helps you figure out the meaning of unfamiliar or foreign language words. No more 'rainbow colored words' for homework!
The number of days since we found out the Valentine's parties were cancelled is directly equal to the number of days we procrastinated preparing the class cards and treats.
(I hate after-the-fact parties. What's the Valentine's Day equivalent of bah humbug?)
Tomorrow is already a scheduled day off for my kids, and the calmness that I feel, not worrying about a snow day, is palpable. This should tell all the haters that I do not dislike my kids being home, I just dislike missing school days that will have to be made up.
An acquaintance (not quite a friend, but someone I see often) frequently complains about her child's experience on the bus. My boys have never had a bad time at all, yet have recently told me that this kid is acting up (mostly just annoying, but sometimes dangerous). I have kind of always suspected this. So...how do I respond to her going forward? I'm thinking that it would cause a big problem to point out that her child is the problem. If it becomes a direct issue with my boys, I'd call school, but until then?
Listen, Everyday Math, I do not have patience for your crap this week.
Let's see...33 rounds down to 30, 42 rounds down to 40, 11 rounds down to 10; 30+40+10=80; 3+2+1=6; 80+6=86.
OR 3+2+1=6; 3+4+1=8; answer=86! So much easier!!
(B was literally in tears that he had to take the time to round down and do all of these extra steps when he could easily just add, carry where necessary, add, and get the total.)
What's that I hear?
Nothing but the sound of my own typing, and some GMA playing in the background!
Happy No Snow Day, parents!
(I'm choosing to ignore that it looks like we'll be starting the cycle all over in a few days...)
The palm on my right hand has been itching since last night. This means I'm getting money, right? OR it means that I'm literally just itching to get these kids back to school.