Back to (Home) School 2012 ~ Our School, Our Students

Summer is here and in full swing and we’re gearing up for a new school year. We’re finishing up “leftovers,” clearing off shelves, re-organizing and starting the process of gathering next year’s supplies. It’s a process that will take us at least a month or more. Some of you are still doing school, some of you are already beginning the new year, some of you may be thoroughly enjoying your summer break. But with back to school season right around the corner for the public school system, there’s a good chance that most of you are starting to make plans

Popinjay: Grief

Good grief! That’s the way the I’m taking this week’s Popinjay photo prompt, “grief.” I don’t know that I’d have a picture for a serious kind of grief anyway, but I know that it’s not where I’m going. Not today. Today I’m going to show you a picture of something that causes me a lot of grief in our homeschool, because it frustrates me as a teacher, it annoys me while grading and I don’t understand it as a parent. I DO realize those are lousy reasons to be grieved over my child’s work. On the other hand, I do