FCAT Testing

This week is FCAT testing (the standardized testing for public schools in the state of Florida). Peanut will be taking her first test this year. They begin on Wednesday and end on Friday. That's a lot of testing for young children and a lot of pressure too. I wish that the state of Florida would have looked at the calendar and when Daylight Savings Time was set to begin before they scheduled the FCATS which determine Peanut's ability to be promoted to the next grade. They also determine funding for her school. She's stressed out about this test and I don't blame her. Her teacher has … [Read more...]

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Dentist Again

I just realized that I have to take Peanut back to the dentist again. I feel like I should just move in. She's due for her cleaning now. The first appointment we made was for 3:30 which was perfect. I don't like her missing school and this time would allow her to finish school on time. Then I got a phone call to change the time - again - uggh! I was told that starting at 3:30 was too late for them as the office closes at 5 PM. So I need to have her there at 3 PM instead. Now she'll have to miss at least 30 minutes of school. I have to remember to write a note to have her teacher let her … [Read more...]

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Family Involvement Conference

I attended the 13th Annual Family Involvement Conference in Orlando today. This is for Title 1 public schools educators, parents and business leaders. I am on the Title 1 committee for Peanut's school, which is called FIT - the Family Involvement Team. The conference was excellent. The sessions that I attended provided me with material that I can use in helping Peanut succeed in school and in life. I had to wake up at 5 AM this morning though. No nap for me so I am exhausted and not feeling well. I will go into more detail about this event in another post as I am off to bed now. … [Read more...]

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