Category Archives: School

That Aha! Moment

Sometimes doing homework with the boys could make for a very frustrating time. What makes it worthwhile are the ‘aha! moments’.  I particularly love to do reading homework with the boys, partly due to my own penchant for reading. Kenyan … Continue reading

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Banned from my son’s room

Yesterday after school, I scolded Kenyan, yes the 6 year-old, about losing his school books and not paying attention to detail.  He took off to his room in a huff, saying goodbye and goodnight. After about an hour, I went … Continue reading

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School’s In!

Folks, we are getting closer! To when all three boys will be staying all day in school! I can’t wait.  This week Mikhail, Kenyan and Treyton were orientated with their new classes.  Mik is starting Gr. 3, Kenyan, Gr. 1 … Continue reading

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Stumping Teacher

While driving with Amie last week, I got a call from Azur’s teacher complaining that he hadn’t handed in any of his English assignments.  *Yawn*  She wanted to know if she could arrange something so he could play catch up.  … Continue reading

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Excusez-moi Madame, Have You Seen My Son?

If you are an unemployed man, raise your hand.  Um…not so fast sir.  You haven’t worked for some time and I doubt you have any intentions of working so let me rephrase that.  If you are a man who has … Continue reading

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Another Milestone!

Yesterday marked another milestone in the Walcott family. Kenyan, our second son, said goodbye to preschool in a graduation ceremony.  He is excited and can’t wait to attend the same school as his big brother, Mikhail.  Although Treyton was also … Continue reading

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Preschool Drama

This week saw my 4-year old son breaking his first heart.  This kid knows more about relationship at his age than I did at 20. During this school year, he had two girls vying for his affection.  One of them, … Continue reading

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Son, go ahead and hit em right back!

During one of our ‘pillow talks where the boys tell me about their day in school, Mikhail my oldest told me in a sad voice that one particular student always cuts him off in lines.  He sounded really hurt about this … Continue reading

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Grammar School Adventures and Teacher Crush

Back in the day, Boys Grammar School, later renamed The St. Vincent Grammar School, was THE school.  It was the school that prestigious people attended.  The Governor, Prime Minister, top doctors and outstanding athletes, you name them, they went there, … Continue reading

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Teachers and Report Cards

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting my cousin’s Science and English teachers at his school’s ‘Meet the Teachers’ Event.  I was less than impressed with the meeting.  First, I went to see the English teacher.  … Continue reading

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