Monthly Archives: November 2013

A look back on kindergarten 32 years later

I have read everywhere that today’s kindergarten is yesterday’s first grade. I have accepted this based on what Mike is learning and doing in kindergarten. This past weekend, I had a chance to go through my memory boxes. Luckily, my … Continue reading

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Picking off the pattern problem

Patterns have been dragging down Mike’s math grade since September. I think I have finally found a way to help Mike. His wonderful preschool teacher bought him Scholastic patterns learning mats and Mini-Dino Counters to help Mike with patterns. I am surviving this … Continue reading

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Happy with middle of the pack

For the first time in two years, a parent-teacher conference didn’t make me cry. I am thrilled to hear that Mike is academically slightly below the middle of his class as the youngest student. In preschool, Mike stood out as the … Continue reading

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Nervous about parent-teacher conference

I was feeling good about Mike’s parent-teacher conference scheduled for Tuesday until I saw his newly posted grades on Friday afternoon. His math grade tumbled to a terrible low of 65 and his reading/writing grade increased one point to 82. … Continue reading

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