Sunday, October 25, 2009

Much to do...nothing to say

It seems a bit odd. I have been super busy it seems ~ not sure doing what. I guess the day to day... PTO, Soccer, cleaning, cooker, sewing, helping with homework. Man that sounds a bit pathetic, doesn't it?
I really just have not had much to write about ~ not sure where my mojo went but I'm looking to get it back.

NateNate is having school issues that we are dealing with. Report cards came out last week. 3 A's, 3 B's and an "F." Yes, I said "F." In Language Arts of all things. It's not that he doesn't understand the work ~ he just decided NOT TO DO IT! Turns out somewhere past his interim grades coming out (where he had all A's & B's) he just quit doing his homework and some of his schoolwork for that matter. I met with his teacher only to find out that there was a really big project that they were working on. The outline was due the previous week and the written report due that day. Well the outline was now a zero since it was due before the grades closed and the written report would be at least a day late. As you can imagine, I was not really happy with him. As a matter of fact he's been grounded indefinitely. No video games, no computer and on and on. Anyway... he's actually doing a bit better. He got his written report in a couple of days late which made it loose points but he had his power point presentation turned in before his due date and because he was ready early he got extra points. So far so good on this grading period. It just drives us nuts cause he is so darn smart... but we are literally pulling him through his classes. So much for me having nothing to say!

IMG_0083Julianne is doing well in school. All A's & B's. Still got an attitude that doesn't quit but we're hopeful it will serve her well in life. She's still the social butterfly ~ flitting from one friend to another and driving her brother completely insane.

Richard is crazy busy with work these days. Working a lot of late nights and even weekends. The good news is he'll take a child or two to work with him on the weekends so he can spend some time with them and I can get a bit of a break.

Me, I've initiated and taken on a huge project with the PTO. It's a "Night of the Arts" at the elementary school. It'll encompass the Art dept(coordinating with a framing company for the kids artwork), the Chorus, Story tellers, Bake Sale, Craft vendors, Make it and Take it projects. I've also got the 6th grade classes collecting wrapping paper, bows, tape & tags and setting up a wrapping station for tips to help offset the cost of their big trip at the end of the year. I'm also using our school ambassadors (safety patrol) as greeters and guides for the art display. Also coordinating the home room moms for the bake sale ~ PHEW. I'm also going to be one of the craft vendors and trying to get stuff done for that.

Jen and Jeremy ~ well that's a whole nother post and it's coming soon ... I promise!


Monnik said...

Ha. My son is exactly the same way. He had 4 As, a B, and two Ds. One D was in band, the other in reading. This from my kid who reads all the time! Like Nate, my little guy just didn't want to do the work.


He also got grounded from tv, electronics, etc until those grades are up to at least a C.

Fun times... :)

Bella said...

Mine is 17 and he is getting a rude awakening when he gets a call from HS teacher...out of 4 boys this is the 3rd call ever from a HS teacher and this one involves grades NOT injuries!

Night of the Arts sounds awesome...keep us posted on the progress and activities.

Sandra :) said...

Oh how I remember the school "issues" with the kids - take a deep breath, lay down some rules and cross your fingers - this, too, shall pass ... eventually!!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Your kiddos are lovely!

My daughter is only 5, so I haven't experienced the school blahs yet. But as an 8th grade teacher, I often have kids who "do nothing." There are also often kids who DO their work, but don't turn it in.

Keep your chin up! Hopefully he'll find some language arts motivation soon! :)

Miss Healthypants said...

You're a busy lady! :)

And kids can be such a challenge sometimes, can't they? :) As a former junior high school teacher, I can relate to kids not living up to their potential sometimes. It can be frustrating, but hang in there! :)