You’ve followed the plan exactly. Homework in the same spot nightly. Awesome breakfast every morning. You talk to the teacher on the regular, too. But something is just not quite clicking and your child’s grades are not looking awesome. Here’s exactly what to do when grades are low…
Your kids have just been tested to their limit. They’ve probably had at least a week or two of testing just in the last few months. Over the whole year, the amount of testing time probably comes close to a full month. I’m really just guessing with that number though. Now the results of those […]
Let me tell you a secret: I’m a teacher who HATES giving final grades. I can see the smirks already. Yeah, right, she hates giving grades… Hear me out, though.
My best-laid plans were rapidly going down the drain. Instead of sweetly crafting Pinterest-perfect Valentine’s, my three-year-old was trying to place 1,000 stickers on the dog. The baby was screaming. And I was trying to figure out if I could use artisanal wrapped wire to mainline wine. There HAS to be a better, less stressful, […]
Want to know why your sick kid should stay home? Here are 3 totally true reasons why:
Whew! 2017 was a doozy! Whether your child is in kindergarten or getting ready to head off to college, you’ve probably been through a lot of changes. There have been amazing moment and some very low points, too. 2018 is right around the corner. And school is not going to be slowing down!
Right now, I’m dreading December. Not because of the holidays. I love those. It’s because for the whole month of December, until winter break, there will be no breaks. Three straight weeks of school. It’s bad enough for the teachers, but at least we get paid. For the kids, it’s pretty awful. All the excitement […]
Ugh…Halloween is on a Monday this year. And you know what that means.
In first grade, we held a mock election: Clinton VS Bush. I voted for Bush because I thought he was better looking. True story.
Holy crap! That math homework is H-A-R-D! The last time that you tried to do that kind of math, you were the same age as your kid. And equally lost. But your child need help, and you have no clue. Now what?
Teachers, always asking for those pesky school supplies! And with good reason, too. After all, kids use things up quickly. Just look at your own at-home stash of stickers and crayons. It’s like elves come and steal them away in the night. Or the children actually eat the craft supplies. If you want to get […]
At this stage in the game, almost ever single elementary school (or at least the ones that I have taught in) have “Meet the Teacher Day” right before Back to School. Go.
AHHHH! It’s August! When did this happen? And where did summer go?
No, this isn’t going to be one of those posts that try to guilt you into making adorable animal cupcakes from scratch with homemade organic fondant and vegan buttercream frosting. This isn’t that kind of blog.
Get more out of the K-12 school experience with these parent rights in schools that you didn’t even know you had!