Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekend Work

For years I’ve listened to my dad debate whether or not to go into work on the weekends.  He works such long hours already, and yet, he is often pulled back on a quiet Sunday by the desire to “catch … Continue reading

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Curriculum Night

Last Thursday was Curriculum Night; parents were invited to come to the school sans their children at 5pm to hear from teachers about what is happening in the classrooms and why.  Powerpoints were standard, and logistics were thoroughly covered. To … Continue reading

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A more abstract to-do list

The kids showed up at my classroom door exactly three weeks ago.  Some ran in and started jumping, spinning, and yelping.  Some cried and clung to their mothers’ legs.  Really, both were displays of the same emotions: anxiety, uncertainty, excitement.  … Continue reading

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