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When I Was in Kindergarten

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As I send my second son off to kindergarten, I realize it was this time 30 years ago that I started kindergarten.  Some may be surprised at how much I remember about kindergarten. I was in the classroom closest to the playground, before they rebuilt that end of campus.  My teacher was Miss Cathy, though…

School Year Ends

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With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool…

Kindergarten Roundup

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My big guy is going to be a kindergartener!  We recently registered him at our local school’s kindergarten round up.  I was so excited to be doing something that was for him.  It just doesn’t happen enough.  We went bright and early on the first day, with all our necessary paperwork.  Unfortunately, the school office…

St. Patrick’s Day Fail

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OK, so I could have prepared a bit for St. Patrick’s Day, like make sure the kids have some clean green shirts, but somehow it slipped down the list of priorities. Luckily, God blessed the laundry, and the green shirts were clean. I felt accomplished in dressing them in green, and even getting a photo!…

Normal Time

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I really enjoyed my time with my oldest.  We had a few moments at home while his brother was at school to just breathe and do “normal” things, like play outside and do chores. I’m so happy I was able to play baseball, and take pictures with him.  Things I’d long given up on with…

First Bite

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I got the call.  The call you are geared up for that first day your child is in school, and then you kinda forget about it.  “Hi, this is the administrator at your son’s school.  He’s OK, but…” I don’t know if I was more worried my son was hurt, or had done something terrible. …

First Day of Preschool

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The night before my little big guy started preschool was a tough one… for me.  With us celebrating his third birthday, I hadn’t even tried to explain school to him.  I was worried he would be totally caught off guard.  How would he do in a class with people he’d never even met before?  How…

Bus

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When I found out my child with special needs would likely receive services from the school district after he turned three, I was also told he could receive transportation to and from school.  I gasped.  My baby?  On a bus?  A common motherly reaction, I was told.  I was assured all parties involved knew what…

Off to School

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We finally had our Individualized Education Plan meeting for my almost three-year-old, and now hopefully, I will sleep at night.  I was very pleased to see the great thought the four specialists put into his goals and plans for services.  They gave me time to identify areas not covered by their goals and they created…