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    Nathan's teacher last year stalked him, too lol. I'm hoping he'll settle in soon, and get used to the routine again.

    Life for all of us should settle down soon. My first marathon is in two weeks, so between training and volunteering with the planning of it, it's been crazy around here. We have packet stuffing this week, then I have a business trip the 16th-18th. I'll have one day in the office, and then it's race weekend - yikes!!
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    Along with starting running a few weeks ago, I just joined a weight loss challenge to try and jump start some healthier habits, and I am taking a long distance french class at one of the universities, hoping to one day be certified to teach french immersion. I am calling this the year of ME! I have been feeling very stagnant lately and even though I decided to take an extra year off with the baby, at least I feel like I am moving forward to a time when I am not just 'mom'. It feels good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    Along with starting running a few weeks ago, I just joined a weight loss challenge to try and jump start some healthier habits, and I am taking a long distance french class at one of the universities, hoping to one day be certified to teach french immersion. I am calling this the year of ME! I have been feeling very stagnant lately and even though I decided to take an extra year off with the baby, at least I feel like I am moving forward to a time when I am not just 'mom'. It feels good.
    That's awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    Along with starting running a few weeks ago, I just joined a weight loss challenge to try and jump start some healthier habits, and I am taking a long distance french class at one of the universities, hoping to one day be certified to teach french immersion. I am calling this the year of ME! I have been feeling very stagnant lately and even though I decided to take an extra year off with the baby, at least I feel like I am moving forward to a time when I am not just 'mom'. It feels good.
    That's wonderful!
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    So Nathan has his 2nd day off of school due to the heat around here tomorrow. It's been in the upper 90s, with a heat index around 105-110. Their school only has a/c in the office, library, music rooms and teachers lounge. People on FB have been commenting that we're raising a generation of wusses. That kind of ticks me off. The kids are miserable, getting nauseous from the heat, and the teachers are incredibly uncomfortable, and it's not the kind of learning environment that's going to be good for kids. Luckily it's supposed to storm tomorrow night, and then cool off drastically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    So Nathan has his 2nd day off of school due to the heat around here tomorrow. It's been in the upper 90s, with a heat index around 105-110. Their school only has a/c in the office, library, music rooms and teachers lounge. People on FB have been commenting that we're raising a generation of wusses. That kind of ticks me off. The kids are miserable, getting nauseous from the heat, and the teachers are incredibly uncomfortable, and it's not the kind of learning environment that's going to be good for kids. Luckily it's supposed to storm tomorrow night, and then cool off drastically.
    I agree that they shouldn't be stuck in un-air conditioned rooms all day in that weather. Oy!

    We just got our first two field trip form requests, it's only Day 2 of school. They're both for Nathaniel and one of them is asking for FIFTY DOLLARS for the trip!

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    Whoa...$50 ??? The most we usually have to pay is $10. Last year I did have to send $45 for Matthew's two field trips, but one of them was for a trip to a space adventure museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I agree that they shouldn't be stuck in un-air conditioned rooms all day in that weather. Oy!

    We just got our first two field trip form requests, it's only Day 2 of school. They're both for Nathaniel and one of them is asking for FIFTY DOLLARS for the trip!

    Is this normal?
    I would think $50 was a lot for a field trip. The max I have heard of either from when Alyssa was going to private school of from the Homeschool group was $20.

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    It's for one of those weird team-building roughing it places....like rock climbing and sporty things and whatnot. It takes an hour and a half each way to get there. One of the moms already emailed a bunch of us asking our opinions because she thinks it's really odd.

    The other field trip is $13. Much more reasonable.

    FIFTY DOLLARS!
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    We've never had to pay for a field trip and I would seriously question the point of a field trip to a place like for that amount of money. What is the point of the trip, how does it relate to the curriculum, what are the kids going to take away from the experience?

    The only field trips that our students have to pay for is the 4th graders get a private bus for a big 14-hour-round-trip gold country/Sacramento trip and the 5th graders spend three days in the Marin Headlands learning about geology & environmental sciences. And I'm pretty sure the PTA subsidizes any family that can't afford those trips.

    Now that school's started for everyone, we need a homework battle debate thread! I'm too tired to start it, LOL. Nighty-night, all!
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