Hey there!

Mar. 19th, 2013 01:36 pm
[personal profile] gategrrl
Here I am again!  I'm off to deliver a bill to the post office, run to staples to find another bill organizer for all the medical bills we've got coming in from half a dozen places...an iPad and apps helps, but not if I have nowhere to put the actual paper bills.

Nothing new since last time, except Mermaid was hammered yesterday by a sudden onset of seasonal allergies. And I mean *hammered*. She felt so awful she stayed home on Monday but did go in today. Luckily her school has an online service, and her teachers (most of them, anyway) post up their assignments each day, so she never gets behind. And the instant feedback of knowing her grades is excellent, too. It enables her to stay on top of things.

Tall Boy, on the other hand...he gets his grades updated several times a week depending on the teacher (most of them are really good about it), but it doesn't exactly spur him on. I have to get on his case to get him to focus on the work. Even so, it's a struggle. He's VERY self-directed when it comes to his friends and worlds in Minecraft. School? Not so much.

And I leave you with this:

2013_01_27-Space-Ducks-copy

What ARE those? They're ducks! In space shuttles! If you live near a space shuttle like we do---we have Endeavor at the Science Center--visit it! Damned impressive machines. HUGE, too, when you get right up to it.

Date: 2013-03-20 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] betacandy.livejournal.com
I think you know this, but my company built the place where Endeavour's currently housed and I got to see the exhibit just before the general public. I don't even think one needs to be interested in space shuttles to find it amazing!

Can't believe they have online assignments. I missed SO much school with allergy/sinus problems, and even when a parent tried to go to the school to get my assignments, the teachers were never prepared and didn't make a lot of sense.

Date: 2013-03-21 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Yeah, you've mentioned it : it's an impressive space!

Overall her teachers seem to stay organized and on track. The online stuff is neat. It's also the school culture, I think? It's an arts based high school, but they acknowledge that many/most kids their age are computer savvy.

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