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School? What’s That?

I was looking at the school calendar today and I’m wondering if they shouldn’t have just given the kids’ the entire month of March off? Today is a 1/2 day for teacher inservice. Next week, shockingly enough, they don’t have any time off. The following week is a 1/2 day Thursday, no school Friday or the following Monday. Then another 1/2 day Friday. Seriously folks, they are supposed to be learning! I know we had vacation time when I was in school, and quite honestly November and December had far more days off, but it certainly seems like they spend an awful lot of time on vacation from school!

And I made a mommy boo-boo today. I completely blanked on the fact that they still have a brown bag lunch on half days (I blanked on the fact that it was a half day too!). So, I didn’t pack a lunch for C this morning. I mean, home at noon, he can eat at home, right? I get there to pick him up and every other kid in class has a brown bag lunch on their desk…EVERY kid! Ack! I apologized to him and he told me he wasn’t hungry when they served lunch. No biggie Mom! Yeah…right! I still feel like the worst mom ever anyway!

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Reading Failures

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Lately, I’ve been doing really poorly at having C get his reading done. I don’t know why the last month or two has been such a struggle, but between his teacher and I he’s only averaging two books a month tops for his lessons. That’s just not enough! I’m worried he’s falling behind his other classmates so I’ve resolved that come hell or high water we will read EVERY single night together. It doesn’t matter if I’m reading or if he is, so long as we are reading. It seems the best time for it may be while I prepare dinner since he’s likely to want to spend time with me in the kitchen. We’ll see how that works. Tonight he read while I made dinner and then I read before they both went to bed.

Of course, we are also having trouble getting math homework done lately…he “doesn’t want to” and that’s making the work frustrating for us both. Tonight I again forgot about his worksheet we’ve had here for a few days (which really, no due dates in first grade, but still!) and I was about ready to kick myself because I had it right there while we worked on his 100 days project. Thankfully he found the 100 days project interesting because it involved glue…so that’s done!

Speaking of 100 days… When did it become hip to celebrate the 100th day of school? I don’t remember doing anything of the sort in all my years. Is this some new thing they’ve come up with? Apparently at C’s school they’ll be having a parade and everything. So somehow on February 11th, I have to deck him out as a 100 year old man. I don’t think P and I are so unhip that we actually have the right clothes for this, but I suppose we’ll try, right?

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