Tag Archives: Middle School

Back to School Time … Part 01

School starts August 15th this years from the 2013-14 school year. We’re going for a more “mature” theme for the kids. Well, at least something that doesn’t scream “I’m a little kid.” Madison is going into 5th Grade, and Ethan’s going into 3rd, so it fits. We let them choose most of their supplies, the ones that can be customized. Madison is going for a pink and purple theme. Ethan’s is more neutral, but VERY boy, 😆

They have great taste, I think. Madison originally wanted a $35 backpack. At this point in time, she doesn’t need that. Maybe middle school, when she’ll be bringing home mountains of homework. High school, she’s probably going to end up with an almost hiking-style backpack. Poor kid!
Ethan was super excited to find a camouflage one. I like that it was pixelized grays, and not the traditional brown or green version of camo. Just looks better to me.

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Fall Back into Blogging: Days 01 & 02

I found this courtesy of Karin. I missed Day 01. Oh well. I’m going to do it now, as well as Day 02.


Whether you have kids or not, we’re sure you have a great school story that you haven’t shared. It might be a teacher who inspired you, a disastrously funny moment, or getting your first kiss by the lockers before 4th period Geometry class – we want to read your best school memory.

My best school memory, I would have to say, is when I started 4th Grade. I had moved from the basic classes to the more advanced. I was put in a group of students who learned the same way I did: fast, and pretty much easy. I had to actually work for my grades, instead of just coasting and still getting near perfect grades. It made me the student that I was to become. Those two teachers pushed me harder than any teacher before or even since had done. They made sure that I was ready for Middle School, that I was truly ready to learn.
They gave me the confidence to believe in what I could achieve, if I just put my head to it.
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