Monday, May 28, 2012

The End of Second Grade

I know this sounds bad, but I will be so happy when school is out. The girls' school is at that point where the real work is done. The teachers are doing "supplimental" projects that "pull together" what the kids have learned this year. None of it counts towards their grades. It's supposed to show them how it all comes together.

What is sounds like to me is filler stuff. I know the teachers need some time to get their end-of-the-year paperwork done, but the last two weeks of school are just a waste. I'm so ready for the girls to be out of school so we don't have to go through the morning rush and afternoon decompression. I don't want to worry about what's for lunch any more. I don't want to wonder if I've signed all the papers that require a parents' signature every night.

Most of all I just want to start a new chapter. So many parts of second grade were bad for us. My father died on the first day of school. My mother-in-law died right before Spring Break. My brother-in-law was diagnosed with a recurrance of cancer in the middle of it all.

Just like I was so happy to turn the page on 2011, I'll be happy when this school year is over. I am ready to start a new chapter. Good riddance Second Grade. Hello Third Grade.

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