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Empowering Girls: School Picture Irony

by Tracee Sioux Mom! Look at this picture, it's hideous! What's the onomatopoeia for cackling at irony? I responded with that. Stop laughing! I'm sorry. I had no idea it was picture day. I wouldn't have made you wear it, if I'd known. Heeheeeh…

Empowering Girls: Girls-Only Public School

There is a fascinating piece in the New York Times Magazine, Teaching Boys and Girls Separately by Elizabeth Weil, about separating genders in a public school and how that's working well for a few schools. The segregated classrooms are decorated…

Math Retarded

by Tracee Sioux I am math retarded, I heard myself say in the car with my three-year-old daughter and my husband. We were quarreling about my refusal to participate in our family finances. When kids are born they don't really understand…

Dear Mrs. Franklin,

Dear Mrs. Franklin, I would love to be the Room Mother for Ainsley's class as I know you could use all the support you can get. Unfortunately, I've already committed to coaching the soccer team, volunteering at the youth outreach, mentoring…

Big K Week 1

by Tracee Sioux The first week of Kindergarten didn't go as smoothly as I had planned. Perhaps that's the problem with having a plan, you get too attached to the outcome and then become disappointed. Practical problems included the bus taking…

Prepped for Kindergarten

By Tracee Sioux I don't know who is more excited for the first day of Kindergarten, me or Ainsley. I've taken the education/parenting thing seriously and am sending a child who can read, write, do basic math, understands the color wheel, is…

Gender Segregation in Public Schools

Dear Parent,We will begin the 2007-2008 school year on Tuesday, Sept 4,2007. Class time for Kindergarten classes is from 8:00 to 2:30.Your Child has been assigned to room 23 with Mrs. Jones. Students and parents are invited to come to the school…
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Arguing = Better Pay

By Tracee SiouxObey. Don't argue. This is not negotiable. Just do what you're supposed to to. Quit complaining about it. I catch myself telling my daughter this kind of stuff all day long. While we're teaching daughters to be good girls are…