POLL: Now that the school year has

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
POLL: Now that the school year has
Fri, 09-12-2003 - 7:38am
Started for all, how about updating how things are going!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 09-12-2003 - 7:44am
My girls are not in school yet...but Rachel LOVES working on writing her name and numbers. We do about a half hour of it every night. She's getting pretty good at it.


Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 09-12-2003 - 9:34am
Well, our days are very busy now that school has started. Sarah has practice 3 days a week before school so we rush around very early in the morning and then come home and settle down for a few hours of work before she has to go back. She is really enjoying her social studies this year and is doing much better in reading. Abby can now count to 5 and is continuing to learn more of her ABC's. She can "write" her name pretty good though she does get the letters mixed up a lot.

Karla, Sarah, and Abby

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 09-12-2003 - 10:45am
My DD is in middle school this year(6th grade) She is having a blast and absolutely loves it. She wasn't nervous at all the first day(except for lunch) I'm so proud of her.

So far, so good!!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 09-13-2003 - 7:28am
Its been two weeks here and we've had our ups and downs. She is much more willing to ride the bus now in the mornings since we have a roommate who's DD is 9 (Kristen is 8) so she has someone to ride the bus with. She also has a different bus driver this year whom she prefers. School itself is fine. She's happy to be back with her friends, likes her teacher okay. Then we have .... homework. ARRRGGHHH!! We have had a few nights of real battles. Her just refusing to do it, sitting there kicking the chair and then saying the teacher said they only had to do 30 min. so she's done. Uh uh. Not 30 minutes of complaining, 30 minutes of working. LOL So she has finally agreed to a schedule and it seems to be a bit better. Not perfect, still requires a bit of hounding at times, but hopefully once she gets into the routine it will improve.



Community Leader
Registered: 05-26-2004
Sun, 09-14-2003 - 8:01pm
Well, this year things are going great.

I homeschool, so I am sure things run a bit differently for me during the school year than other mothers who send their children out to school.

I began using a new curriculum last year, the results showed very positive on our end-of-the-year achievement tests. This year we will continue using the new curriculum and so far, everyone has adjusted well to the back-to-the-books grind.

I started something different in math for my son, who is definitely not one of those children that love school. He is doing fabulous and without the frustration of years before. (I know this is the girls' board, but a big part of our school day dealt with his disruptions before).

Both of my girls are excellent students. They are ahead for their ages.

Other than that, my daughters are also gearing up for the upcoming gymnastic competition season. That is always a tough time for us and this year will be doubly so because my 6-year-old is finally old enough to start competing. Gymnastics is a grueling sport, but my girls just can't seem to stay away from the gym. My oldest dd trains twice a day three days a week and then an extra day. She trains in the morning before school and then during the evenings after school.

So, I have rattled on enough. I hope the rest of the year continues as well as it has started.