"When I was a kid, I walked 3 miles to school in the snow, all uphill."
Even though I spent 12 years in Catholic school, the stories I could tell my kids pale in comparison to the things I see them do in connection with school:
They carry too many books. My 98 pound kid is carrying 30 pounds of books. All the time. To every class. Everyday. My daughter has a rolling backpack that has a broken zipper because it's stuffed with books (and she still carries a 3" binder separate from the backpack). Our solution? We just bought an extra set of books for my son ($60). It's absolutely worth every penny. We have found some of my daughter's books online so she doesn't always have to carry her binder.
Homework. Where do I begin? I know I've said here that I've done too many salt dough maps and book reports. I know my parents didn't do that, probably because I was kid #4 and they refused to go there again. I understand that kids have homework, but I just didn't realize
With all the books that are coming home and the amount of homework we are doing, I'm wondering what they do at school?