Posts Tagged "school"

Tenth Grade Teacher Made Me Feel Useless

Tenth Grade Teacher Made Me Feel Useless

I don’t think I am a poor student by any stretch of the imagination. I think I am reasonably smart and have a well-functioning brain. Back in Tenth Grade my math teacher would have disagreed…

Almost Done with First Semester

Almost Done with First Semester

I know I haven’t been blogging much. Life has been so very hectic. But I have a week left of this semester at college, 3 finals, 2 papers to finish, and then I have a…

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Now that I have your attention. As you all know I recently turned forty. I have used the opportunity to take a long hard look at my life, and to re-examine where I am versus…

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

This story Surviving Bais Mikroh happened in a yeshiva in Monsey, where I live. I personally cannot vouch for the veracity of this story, but having heard many similar stories about this and other yeshivot –…

Uniforms vs Dress Code

Which do you prefer for your kids? Growing up in the UK, we had school uniforms. In junior school it was a navy blue gymslip – I think you call that a “jumper” over here,…

Heinous or Harmless

Sixth grader is to be sent home from school due to an act of perceived disobedience. The principal makes the child call home to tell his / her mother / father that s/he is being…

WWYD – School

A friend of mine has her kids in a Jewish day school. One of her children has had some issues with a particular class, and after discussions with that teacher, it was decided that every…

Interesting addition to the lunch box

What interesting item did your child ask you to pack in his/her school bag today? Mine asked permission to take along a space heater and extension cord to school as there was no heat in…

School Survey – Haiti Tragedy

Our school has done exactly nothing (that I am aware of) to raise money for Haiti. For shame. My boys have each made donations from their own money at our local kosher grocery store. Just…

Antidote to the last post?

Ahem…So the biggest prince got sent home today because he had a bad stomach ache in class. Came in looking like a wet weekend. Hasn’t interfered at all in his killing mercenaries on the Wii…

OPEN LETTER to schools and educators

Please, when you call up a parent, know the correct name of the person to whom you wish to speak. Do not use this opportunity to pass judgment on the amount of times the person…

Parent – Teacher Interviews

Today is the day I get to hear about my little darlings and how well (I hope) they are doing in school. Tell me, why can the children themselves not be there to listen to…