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Your Contract Is Invalid

I object to the use of the word “contract” in the context of kids and schools. Specifically, there are two instances in which “contract” is being misused at the expense of the child: Behavioral contracts, and homework contracts. When used … Continue reading

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The More Things Change

So I went flipping through the teacher pages at the West Heritage official site and I find out that they did away with Kindergarten Graduation. Let me guess. Budget cuts? No, it’s been replaced with “Fun in the Sun” day… … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Part 2: Silence is Golden

Oh, hello. For some reason I wandered away from this lovable trainwreck. Let’s do something about that. Today we visit the impossible feat that is the imposition of Silent Lunch. I am unhappy to report that West Heritage was not … Continue reading

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Introverts Not Welcome

This was the message that West Heritage ultimately carved into my very soul at the end of my stay. Between having misanthropic parents (well, it was mostly my mother) and being the nerdy, boring fat girl who played video games, … Continue reading

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Boo of the Week

It goes by many names. Star of the Week. Student of the Week. Whatever. (Star was reserved for Kindergarten, the rest used Student, and in fifth grade a third tier, “Student of the Month,” was added.) I have a special, … Continue reading

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Bell Work and Daily Oral WTF

In 1st grade, and sporadically seen later on, there were these horizontal books that were nightmare fuel for us Eagles (the collective term for us kids… school pride, something something).  Sometimes we would show up and either on our way … Continue reading

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Holey Cards? More like Fail Cards

Ah, Holey Cards, the biggest pile of rubbish in math class as far as I was concerned. Used as busywork at best, or punishment at worst (the latter by short-tempered substitutes that should know better), they eventually settled into their … Continue reading

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