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First Day of School (2012 Edition)

Tuesday September 4, 2012
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First Day of School (2012 Edition)

School is finally here and we are ready! W. — 8 years old, 3rd grade S. — 7 yrs, 2nd grade Little brother doesn’t start til next week, but he was still up for a picture. They are ready for school … but is school ready for them? The bus stop crew Last year...

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Back to School Busyness… and another first!

Wednesday September 7, 2011
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Back to School Busyness… and another first!

In preparation for Back to School, all three of my kiddos got haircuts.   We’ve been to different Arlington establishments, but this time I took all three to the Hair Cuttery.   My girl was thrilled to go to a “real” salon and especially loved getting her hair washed and using the bubble dryer. I was...

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The Men on the Money Memorial Fieldtrip

Friday March 25, 2011
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The Men on the Money Memorial Fieldtrip

Yesterday I got to attend Sam’s class fieldtrip.  This was no small feat as his class seems to be full of super-involved parents, making it hard for a slacker mom like me to get an opportunity Their kindergarten class has been studying currency and learning about the different coins and their values, so the...

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Let’s Go to the Hop

Sunday February 20, 2011
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Let’s Go to the Hop

I’ve missed chronicling a couple of activities this February, so now I’m playing catch-up. In early February, we attended the kids’ school’s Sock Hop Dance.  This is usually held in January but was delayed due to a snowstorm. The kids are encouraged to dress-up in 50s attire.   We had an outfit for Wendy.  Sam...

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A Note From the Teacher

Tuesday August 24, 2010
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A Note From the Teacher

Last week, Sam got a note from the teacher, and school hasn’t even started! He was not in trouble, it was actually a note from his preschool teacher.  This is what it said: Dear Sam, Hi there!  I hope you are having a terrific summer.  Have you been swimming and playing outside?  I have...

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The Sea Turtle Publishing Party

Thursday June 24, 2010
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The Sea Turtle Publishing Party

On Tuesday  morning, parents were invited to the classroom to attend their child’s publishing party.   The kids worked on writing a piece which was published in the class writing journal.  The theme for the class was writing letters and each child wrote a letter to a character from one of the three classic tales,...

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End of Year Kindergarten Picnic

Thursday June 24, 2010
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End of Year Kindergarten Picnic

School is winding down with a burst of activities.  One of them was the Kindergarten Picnic, held on Monday. This was a lot of fun for the kids.  Also fun for the grown-ups as it was a chance to see everyone before school let out.  Each class made special shirts — Wendy’s class had...

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Moving On Up

Monday June 21, 2010
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Moving On Up

This week marks Wendy’s last week as a kindergartner.  To prepare the students for first grade, they got to visit a real live first grade classroom.  Wendy was beyond excited to see her neighborhood friend H. in the class.  The kindergartners got paired up with a 1st grade buddy, who showed them around the...

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Friday Fun with Food and Finances

Friday March 26, 2010
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Friday Fun with Food and Finances

Wendy, my kindergartner, is a lunch bringer.   Her Dad packs her lunches most mornings, something I am eternally thankful for.  But she began to complain that she wanted a chance to buy her lunch at school occasionally, so we worked out a deal. If she did a good job eating her lunch Mon –...

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Men on the Money Monumental Field Trip

Thursday March 18, 2010
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Men on the Money Monumental Field Trip

I got to join Wendy’s class on a field trip today.  They have been studying money, learning about coins, their values and whose picture is on them.  So the fieldtrip involved going down to DC and seeing the monuments for various presidents.  I was so glad to be able to join the kids, thanks...

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