Category Archives: education

Hear Us Roar

TweetFirst day of preschool and they’re reading a dinosaur book. For the first week the teacher has the kids come in small groups so she can get to know them and help them feel comfortable with the routines. Wanda is … Continue reading

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This Big Yellow Car Came and Took My Children

TweetWell, it starts. School. More specifically middle school. Queue the silent scream. This person is far too old and far too tween-ular for my liking. I still like her, but like I said, the silent scream. Things take longer in … Continue reading

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If Anne Studied Electrical Engineering in Fifth Grade

TweetMy daughter Laylee – with an “e” – is mighty flowery in her language and I love to read it. She was asked to write a paragraph about her reaction to her experience studying electricity. To my pallet, it tastes … Continue reading

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Just Draw a Doggone Dragon

TweetFor the first time ever, Magoo has a teacher who is requiring participation in the PTA art competition, Reflections. It’s always been optional for him in the past and when he said he wasn’t interested, I said a quiet prayer … Continue reading

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Photobomb

TweetIt felt like a betrayal of pencils and chalk and teachers’ mugs full of bad coffee. This year, for the first time ever, I did not order school pictures for my kids. I have a camera larger than a VW … Continue reading

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Blueberries for Wanda

Tweet The school year started and my two oldest are both gone all day. I wasn’t happy to see them go. I felt sort of mad, like the school was kidnapping them or something. And then suddenly we had the … Continue reading

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