How is the school year going, everyone?

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How is the school year going, everyone?
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Wed, 09-17-2008 - 7:31am

I was wondering how everyone's 8 and 9's are doing in school this year?

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Wed, 09-17-2008 - 1:56pm

Holy Homework Batman!


LOL - but really, gosh my DS has more homework than my 5th grader!

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Wed, 09-17-2008 - 2:31pm
So far so good. She's in a 4th/5th combo class and they do have more homework than last year, but she's been keeping up with it. I'm a little nervous about how that's going to go now that activities are ramping up -- Girl Scouts started last night and her once-a-week fencing lessons will be twice a week after October -- but I think as long as she takes advantage of the homework time at her afterschool program, she'll be OK. She's been at the same school since kindergarten and knows pretty much everyone, so all is well on the social front too.
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Wed, 09-17-2008 - 5:33pm

Hi, new here!,


Darrion just turned 8 on 9/14. He has a new teacher for 2nd grade & she is very nice. Not a lot of homework yet; still early since we started on the 3rd. Darrion just needs to work on reading. His teacher last year wasn't very consistent with homework, so I am hopin things will be different. I have a workbook for him that i will just do with him myself


I hope he goes on some field trips this year. Last year they just went to Lively environmental center. They hike , release baby salmon into the water & plant small plants. I'm hopin they go to the pumpkin patch this year. He had fun there in kindergarten~Hay maze, story trials, wagon rides,

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Mon, 09-22-2008 - 4:16pm

Philip is thrilled with his teacher and is very happy in his class assignment, who is in class with him and the work they are doing and have been given. He loves that she pushes reading, which I'm hearing from a lot of other kids as well. He also is in a 4/5 comb. Right now the class is on a mission to finish The City of Embers so they can go on a walking field trip to see it when it comes out in October. They are hopefully getting to go to the Old Mission in San Juan Bautista but I heard that that may not happen due to costs. That is an October field trip, so we should be getting information soon. They go to Sacramento in March. There is another field trip the 4th graders go on but I can not remember it and I don't know what I did with the paperwork I got at back to school night. There are various walking ones and a few that they take the city buses to get to. The schools can get what they call a "class pass" to take public transportation.

The only area where Philip was having issues was behavioral (talking out in class, not doing things timely because he was stressing about doing it right, attitude, etc.) but after getting him to talk this weekend it seems to be tied to a "friend" convincing him that he was dumb and because he wasn't smart enough he would get pulled from this class and put in another. So every little mistake he made was larger in his mind than what it really was. He went to school early today so he could talk to his teacher. He wanted to apologize for last week (that was when things came to a head and it clicked with me and dh that something was bothering him) and tell her what was going on. He was so much more relaxed today when I saw him while I was picking up Lindsay from K. Maybe he'll be able to focus on his homework tonight and get it done timely.