November 23, 2017

Valentine Craft on a Budget

martha stewart valentine craft

I am helping in my daughter’s kindergarten class later today for their Valentine’s Day party.  I had to think of one of the crafts to do with them and thought the idea on the cover of the February issue of Martha Stewart Living was cute                    … Read more

Budget Cuts and Decreased Enrollments Close Schools Nationwide

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From 2008 to 2009, 1,822 public elementary and secondary schools closed, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. A year earlier, 1,515 closed.  Take a look at one such school in Illinois, which will close its doors next fall for the first time since it was built in 1907.

Mass Teacher Lay Offs Happening this Week

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For the fifth straight year California has issued pink slips by March 15th to the public school teachers with the least seniority.  In Sacramento alone, 2,000 pink slips are expected.  When my oldest child was in kindergarten during the 2007-2008 school year he had 19 kids in his kindergarten class.  This year my daughter has… Read more

Child Support Makes Me Crazy

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I like to think of myself as an intelligent woman, but sometimes I do some really stupid things. Such as marrying a man who I knew wouldn’t make a good husband. But, I did, because he was fun, charming, and we had a really great time in the early days of our relationship. Of course,… Read more