Post Archives tagged ‘elementary school’

On Lotteries

Posted on: April 28th, 2017 by

Layout 1 I’ve never been a fan of lotteries. I know that, for many people, they can be exciting and such, but the whole idea of there being few “winners” and many “losers” does not sit well with me. Oh, I admit, I’ve played the lottery under peer pressure. In reality, participating in a lottery is not Continue reading the story "On Lotteries"

School Milestones

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by

As today is Ari’s last day of school, it is only fitting that today I reflect upon this extraordinary school year. As my readers know, last year Ari did not thrive in an accelerated private school, so this year we switched to the local public school. Great things have happened to Ari this year, and I am grateful. Ari immediately loved her first grade Continue reading the story "School Milestones"

School Number 2, Now Number 1

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by

She didn’t cry when I kissed her goodbye. But later I wept. *** On Monday, Ari officially became a first grader at a school unfamiliar to us both. All day I stared at the phone in dread, wondering when I would get the phone call, you know, the your-kid-is-hysterical-please-come-to-the-school one. Thankfully, the phone didn’t ring. After a deluge of tears, I spent the rest of the day in full suspense, Continue reading the story "School Number 2, Now Number 1"

Kindergarten: The Year in Review

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by

Ari is now in camp, reunited with all her friends from pre-school. How each child has grown, both physically and emotionally! The camaraderie is as strong as ever, even though the students went to different schools during the year. This summer is all about fun, not about the intense structure of school. As was the case last year when she graduated preschool, I watched Continue reading the story "Kindergarten: The Year in Review"