Thursday, September 11, 2008

Red - it's not good is it?

It looks like we're goon get wet and maybe blown around a bit.


It is hard to believe that today is September 11th.

There was no 'round the clock coverage of the memorial at Ground Zero. I didn't see a reading of the names of those who lost their lives. There was a mention and a story on the memorial built at the Pentagon, the first to be completed.

Perhaps we as a nation are moving on. Perhaps we've forgotten what happened that warm sunny late summer day. That makes me sad. For a brief moment in time we came together as a nation. We were united.

I found this letter. It made me cry.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Just a Hodge Podge

We are three weeks in to the school year and already I am regreting my decision to send Charles and Tommy back.

This week for the first time, Tommy went to his dyslexia pullout. We have our first 504 meeting Friday and it is NOT going to be polite. I am going to tear into them like a pitbull with rabies. He still can't write. I mean he cannot form letters, the look like some odd form of the Cyrilic alphabet and hieroglyphics. He's supposed to wrote and essay by the end of the school year? Um yeah that's going to be fun to see.

Charles finally got his schedule changed - but I am not happy at the lack of direction these people give the AP students. I don't understand how they think that just because a child is smart and academically gifted, organization and the ability to do things beyond there years is present. Charles had to wrote and essay using MLA documentation but wasn't told exactly what it was he was using. I have spent the better part of two days helping learn in text citation and how to put a quote in your writing to support your idea. A little primer from the school would have been helpful. It's been 15 years almost for me so thank goodness for google.

Joey still loves kindergarten. That is good but I am working with him at home.

In other worlds I am in love. I LOVE LoVE LOVE Sarah Pallin. John McCain did good!!!!! A republican woman we can be proud of. I think she opened some people's eyes - showing that the republican party isn't just bluehaired old bats - but we are young and fresh and we can do more than spin words into a wonderful speech. I can't wait to see what happens.