Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Feast

Today, the kids had an all-school Thanksgiving feast that was organized, supplied and served by parents. This was my first time at the feast. It was amazing! The first graders, paraded out in their paper grocery-bag Pilgrim and Indian costumes and lined up first at the buffet. They were the only ones dressed for the occasion. Feasting together with parents, teachers, and kids was a rich experience.

My contribution:

That's 10 lbs of peeled potatoes in case you wondered.

Can't wait until next year!

Monday, November 22, 2010


First grade means Math homework Monday through Thursday.

In an ideal world, there is "unwind" time from 4-4:30 pm, then homework, then dinner, then freedom. However, Mondays have been interupted by LTS (Learn to Skate), so eating dinner, getting changed and getting out the door pre-empts homework. Tuesday is the marathon day because the boys miss religion and spelling while they're receiving speech and social skills group at the nearby public school. This work needs to be made up at home.