|3rd grade Biography Day|
Several years ago, my kids switched schools away from a wonderful campus and began a new experience in a much different, yet equally wonderful school environment. We had moved and I wanted them in the same school district in which I worked. At the time my oldest daughter was in third grade and my son was in first. Now, I will admit, they were coming to a school that was quite different than the one they left. For one thing, over half the students at their new school were what our state labels “economically disadvantaged”. This was a new experience because my kids had been quite sheltered and quite frankly, never been around kids that didn’t have just about everything they wanted. I will never forget my son coming home the first week and telling us about his new friend. “He doesn’t speak English, but he is really good at math and building stuff” he excitedly told us.
telling him to learn all the Spanish you can from him because one day you may
need it. My son is in middle school this
year, and more often than not when I ask him who he sat with at lunch, that
same first grade friend is one of the kids he mentions.
|Making Friends from Around the World|
|PTA District Reflections - Literature|
It is hard for me to believe that those with very limited knowledge of schools could have the audacity to create a system that they can’t even explain and give grades without providing promised support. If a teacher did that to his/her class we would consider it poor instruction at best and gross negligence at worst. If you think I am being overly dramatic, you didn’t spend the last two days like I did talking to principals and educators and trying to explain that places they put their heart and souls into were deemed not good enough.
|Bell Helicopter Competition|
|7th Grade District Tennis Tournament|
|Texas ASCD STEM showcase|
debate. Have you ever seen a “Battle of the Books” competition? It is intense. You have to read and work as a team to determine your answers as you
|Representing Texas vs. the World!|
Next year my oldest will start high school and all three of my kids will be at schools that received a “D” or worse from the state. I wouldn’t have it any other way.