Posts tagged "elementary school"

Growing Up: I love apples, so I will become a teacher.

Growing Up: I love apples, so I will become a teacher.
Over the years I have wrestled with one main question: What do I want to be when I grow-up?  Yes, even though I am a grown-up by chronological standards, I am still eager to learn.  I am eager to become a professional something and be proud of what I do to make money.  I am... Read more »

Bullied: Take back your power and reclaim your life

Bullied: Take back your power and reclaim your life
It started with a puncture wound – a deep, sharp stab in my tender young skin. Cruel words can cut deeper than any knife. My elementary school was located in an utopian suburb with tree-lined streets, lush green yards and stay-at-home mothers who baked cupcakes for their children even when it wasn’t anyone’s birthday. I... Read more »

Mom Fails Second Grade Everyday Math.

Mom Fails Second Grade Everyday Math.
Second grade math for my oldest child, Cassie, would have gone a lot smoother if only she had asked a neighbor for help instead of me. Our school district, Oswego 308, adopted the controversial Everyday Mathematics program developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project.  The program is controversial because it is so very... Read more »
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Help! My Lipoma is Growing and other True Confessions from a Suburban Mom

Help!  My Lipoma is Growing and other True Confessions from a Suburban Mom
As I look outside my home office window, I am inspired by the bare branches exposing the awkward, gnarled limbs of my once beautiful trees.  In the interest of public safety, I have decided to keep my awkward, gnarled limbs covered and write this blog post instead. So grab a sweater, a cup of the... Read more »

Struggling to catch my breath at the half-way point

There was no denying the fact that the school year was indeed half-way over as my boys clutched their crisp white envelopes in their hands, standing before me, nervous in their anticipation and craving my praise. It probably seems a little early to begin ruminating on the 2010-2011 school year; however, as a mother of... Read more »