Like I said yesterday, Mister Jr started PreK! He was taught things at home by me, but he needs the socialization!! He knows things that 1st and 2nd graders should know, but needs to learn how to share, proper student/teacher edicate those type things.
This is our Post School Day schedule:
We do a Seasonal Craft,
These were fall trees. With falling leaves
Or we work in work books. You can find them at Sam's Club Walmart, the Fing DOLLAR STORE!!
Don't try to justify an excuse with me!! He does these things while I cook dinner, or tend to his sister!!!
The other after school activity is a NAP if he needs it!!
Point.... yes, sorry I'm really worked up. His school like every other one in the US participates in Box Tops For Education. If you don't already, please do it!! Well, I always collect them, even before I had kids in School. I'd mail them way up north to benifit the schools of my cousin's kids. So I sent a bunch in with Mister Jr 2 weeks ago.
I was checking some e-mail and clicked on one from Box Tops. Checked out my schools progress while I was there... $0.80 That means that the ONLY box tops that were collected were from ME!! The school is PreK-5th.... 80 freaking cents?!?!?! My kid, just my kid!!! That is on top of the things we buy for the class room from the wishlist every month! *tax write off people! You aren't breaking the bank getting some juice boxes/apples/disinfectant!!
What pisses me off is that these people who can't clip some little squares out, are the same people that will blame their kids failing education on the teachers!!! Yea, everyone has had a shitty teacher! But one shitty teacher in a whole school won't do as much damage an entire school full of SHITTY PARENTS!! If they can't clip a square from a cheerio's box do you think they are making their kids do their homework, or asking what they did at school that day or pushing them to do better????? UM NO!
I am not trying to say I am a perfect parent! But doing something, anything makes you a good parent!
Want more craft pictures? NO? I don't really care!! I'm putting them up anyway!!
Nature Art. As the summer was winding down he collected some things he found outside and made them into art. The page with the yellow crayon ended up becoming Leaf Fish in the ocean!!
After spending the first 2 weeks of school with the horrid 'school germs/HORRIBLE COLD' we had loads of empty tissue boxes. They had some pretty neat designs, Mister Jr thought to recycle them, since they were so 'pretty'. With my help we made them into picture frames for his room!!
Thanks: I feel sorry for the teachers. Who were practically begging us (at PreK Orientation) to keep our kids in this school (we can put in for a different school if we feel it isn't meeting our needs... OR IT BLOWS). WAKE UP PUBLIC! The teacher can only do so much. If you aren't willing to also invest in your child's education there is no hope. You are showing your kids a lot more than you realize by not involving yourself in their schooling!!! Don't let your kids be just another Brick in the Wall, make that sucker SHINE!!!
Just to note Our school year started 8/13/2012 plenty of time to get a few 100 box tops for a whole school!! I have Maw Clementine, local friends, even my parent's friends are collecting for Mister Jr!!!! Shout out NANCY!!! Invest in your kids, your grand kids, your friends grand kids, they are the future!!!