Wow! How is it already the end of September? Another year where the days seem long but the weeks and months are flying by. At the end… Read more “We Survived Our First Month of Kindergarten… I Think…”
Several months ago, our eleven-year-old suddenly morphed from a little kid into a tweenager. This (literal and figurative) development thrilled Lili and terrified us. Shortly thereafter,… Read more “The view from above”
It was not until my experience as a parent of school-aged children that I realized some of the greatest values of their educational journey were not in the academics, but in the Social Time.
We started heading toward the front of the building when a school staff member looked at my son and shouted to us over a sea of children (who looked much larger than my five-year old), “Kindergartener?” I nodded yes, she motioned him forward, and off they went into the building … And my tears came. And they came.
My youngest daughter started kindergarten this fall and it has not been easy. I’m not sure if it has been more difficult for her or for me… Read more “Kindergarten is Hard”
I wanted to give my boys some advice before they started their school years last week. I had visions of Glennon’s letter to her son entering 3rd… Read more “To my 2nd and 4th graders,”
Family pictures might be right at the top of the list of things that cause me to have low level panic attacks. I play the role of… Read more “Picture Day”
…and it begins. In the first post I ever wrote, I told you how a stranger warned me not to blink or it would be over. At… Read more “…and just like that, it was over.”
As I sit here sipping coffee and watch the morning arrive, I feel the breeze. The weather is slightly cooler and while it feels nice given the… Read more “Back To School Resolutions”
Every few years the topic of redshirting arises at the State level. Legislators are currently debating the possibility of requiring children to start Kindergarten in line with… Read more “Another School Year, Another Redshirting Discussion”