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Touring the School

It’s back to school time for us. Again. Today, we underwent the joyous process of picking up the 7th grade schedule (they always post them right before school starts, so nobody can complain), and then locating classrooms. My poor son. … Continue reading

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It’s IEP Time Again

NOTE: Although now a veteran of my share of IEP’s and IEP meetings, I cannot claim to be an expert on them.  Since it’s such a subject of concern and apprehension for most of us, however, here are some of … Continue reading

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Drills and Panic

Got a call from the school the other day.   Isn’t that always just so much fun? The weather had taken a turn for the worse, raining buckets and blasting us with gale-force winds (*exaggeration alert*).  As a result of this … Continue reading

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Thank You, Teachers

We all know how wonderful it is to get the “good teachers.”  We all know those feelings of gratitude and relief when our children are assigned into classrooms ruled by these magical, angelic beings. Sometimes, we just luck out and … Continue reading

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The Advantage Of Respect

When someone is good at something, we tend to be a little more forgiving of their eccentricities.  For example, a talented (fill-in-the-blank here – anything will do) who has an eye tic.  Or an irritating little cough.  Or who never … Continue reading

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Sickness, Aliens, And Attendance

So we transform into different creatures when we’re sick.  Slimy, grumpy, alien critters with short tempers and a crying need for Kleenex. This past week has been one looong alien encounter. And no, I’m not the one who was sick.  … Continue reading

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Maintaining Habits Over The Break-Part 1

There are a few times of the year that strike me – every single year, not just this one – as the most difficult, most prone to teacher phone calls, most traumatic, and most likely to end in trips to … Continue reading

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