Category Archives: School

End of an era

Today is the last day of kindergarten. Can’t believe how fast the year has flown by. It is the end of an era. And can’t believe the amount of change in the boy, since school started. First of all, he … Continue reading

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Sick of April

So glad April is behind us, it was not kind to the boy and I. First the boy feel hard to illness then it was my turn. The boy (knock on wood) just doesn’t get sick very often. Two bouts … Continue reading

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Spring time in Seattle

We’ve had an incredibly mild winter. Not so much in terms on precipitation but in terms of temperature. Warm temperatures have dominated the region since November and the snow pack is at its lowest level in over 20 years. How … Continue reading

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Kids say the darndest things

I volunteer one hour per week in my son’s kindergarten class. And when I eaves drop kids talking to one another or when I over hear conversations that are too loud not to be over heard, the topics vary, from: … Continue reading

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Measles Is Serious (A History Lesson from My Grandmother)

Originally posted on The Science of Mom:
Measles is back. The outbreak of this highly contagious viral illness that started at Disneyland in December has spread across the country and shows no signs of slowing. As of February 6, the…

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Tiny Library

The other day, the boy and I were walking in the neighborhood and came across a “Little Free Library”. I’m not sure how about the history of the program but I think several years ago there was a movement to … Continue reading

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I think I can, I think I can…

One thing I really like and admire with the boy is his determination to complete whatever task he sets his mind to. A perfect example is learning to climb up a pole. There is tether ball pole in the playground, … Continue reading

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Report cards and things that really matter

Last month, the boy received his first public school report card. He’s in kindergarten, he hasn’t taken any ‘tests’ yet, so this really shouldn’t be a big deal but for some reason, I made it a big deal. Why? Why … Continue reading

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Help the 5 year old kindergarten students do what??!?

I volunteer two mornings in Will’s kindergarten class. On Monday’s, I often do busy work for the teacher like cutting and pasting projects that will be displayed on the classroom wall. Or assist the teacher monitoring the kids working on … Continue reading

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Stick a fork in, he is done

I think I’ve mentioned that kindergarten seems to really take a lot out of the boy. Both physically and mentally. Not that this is surprising but I think we need to keep this in mind when we schedule activities after … Continue reading

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