How is school going this year?

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
How is school going this year?
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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 9:20am

Ds is loving High School.  He stumbled on his first H Geometry test, not too bad, a 75%.  But, he will go in for some extra help this week.  Other than that, he is doing great.  He has 2 honor classes that are Sophomore classes, Bio and Geometry and 1 honor Freshman history class.  We pulled him out of H English because he is not the best paper writer, and with the other tough classes, we were did not struggle too much.  He also has PE (health next semester), German and band to round out the day.  He LOVES football, even though he is mostly a bench warmer, but he is OK with that.  He has scouts and religious ed outside of school.  He has stuff with band and is in German club at school. 

Dd is LOVING college.  She has a dorm meant for 3 or even 4, a suite, for 2 FRESHMEN!  How did that happen? She is on a tri-mester system.  So, she has her Honors class (takes care of her composition and religious studies), Latin and Chemistry.  She tested into a tougher Chem,  and she is working with a tutor now.  She had it 2 years ago, and needs some refreshing on that subject.  She is doing club lacrosse (she will try out in the spring for the team), fencing club and equestrian club.  She has volunteered at an animal shelter too, since she has not found a paying job yet. I have a few dorm pics here.

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Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 11:22pm
She has a popcornpopper for the microwave, it uses just the cheap kernals and no oil!! She has a microwave panini press and some dishes to steam veggies, etc... They have a blender and coffee pot. They do have a shared kitchen and she baked brownies the other day.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 3:21pm
Oh, I forgot to post about our BTS stuff! lol!

Ian is adjusting pretty well to 2nd grade. His homework load is considerably less than it was last year. Lucy is doing well, too. She only goes M/W/F mornings, so I'm thinking about reinstating naptime on those days since she turns into a bear at about 2:30 on school days. We're finally settling into our new routine. It's funny, though. For the first two weeks, even the dog was having problems adjusting.
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Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 3:19pm
Wow! It sounds like DD is going to be super busy this year. It looks like she's got a really nice set up! I love the loft beds with the desks underneath. I had to smile at the big red bowl chair in her room. We have one of those (and have since college). It's in the basement now. I loved that stupid chair! They had a segment on the Today Show a few weeks ago with things to send to the dorms with the kids with the assumption that they don't have access to stoves or ovens. Did she bring anything along with her for microwave cooking? I think a few of the things they had were a microwave veggie steamer, a drainable/microwavable pasta cooker container, and the mini Keurig.