Posts Tagged ‘high_school_senior’
written 8/12/13 – We got ping pong paddles today. The kids play ping pong before church and have a great time. We can play ping pong at home now on the dining room table. Our dining room table used to be my grandparents. We have heard stories that they had it set up as a ping pong table for a while. I still can’t picture a ping pong table at their house. But we have heard that story from more than one person.
Maggie starts school tomorrow. She will be senior. She is very excited. She has come a long way. When she was little, she refused to scoot, crawl and talk. When she was a few years old Maggie decided that she would be the moon when she grew up and refused to learn the alphabet because she said that she had looked up into the sky and had never seen a book up there for the moon to read. Since that time she has decided not to become the moon and has learned to read.
Maggie started the countdown for school to start about week ago. When she was in junior high she would do the countdown on how many days she had left in the year.
written 11/19/13 – This week has been quieter. Maggie has been staying later at school. She is a senior and the work is getting harder and there is more of it. We bring home Beth and later I go back for Maggie. We usually have dinner together at the table, but it isn’t always possible. We also haven’t been doing our devotional at dinner since we are eating at different times. We should do the devotional with the kids that are home and again later when Maggie is here. With teenagers schedules we are always making adjustments.
written 9 ! 26 ! 13 – Maggie is now a senior in high school. We went to parent conferences tonight. Conferences always worry me. Overall my kids do OK, but week to week or even month to month as the homework and projects come and go, the grades are all over the place. This conference also included all of the things that are needed for her to graduate. It is not a long list, but I am concerned that if we miss something that only occurs once in the year, she may not be able to graduate. She took her ACT test last year, but she needs to take it again this year. She can take the SAT, but it is optional. She needs to schedule her classes next month for the next semester. She must get all of the ones that she needs to have enough credits of English, math…We need to find some baby pictures of Maggie. They have a slide show at graduation of the graduates and have current pictures and baby pictures. Her volunteer hours and cultural events for this semester are due December 9th. We added all of these things to the calendar. We need to look for baby pictures for Beth too. We will need them for next year.
Maggie is a senior. The crunch is on. She has a lot of homework to do, but she also has a lot “senior” work to do to. She needs letters of recommendation from her teachers. The teachers want a list of her clubs / accomplishments and volunteer work so that they can write correct letters. Maggie can use these letters when she signs up for scholarships. She also needs to apply for two scholarships by this Friday. The students are required to do this so that they have had practice while an adviser is there to help. She is signed up to take the ACT already and she has finished her volunteer hours and cultural events and turned them into her adviser. The senior group picture is scheduled for this Friday. She talked to the counselor today to make sure that she hasn’t missed anything.
Maggie is very calm about all of the work that needs to be done. I am so worried that we will miss something. What are your projects that you are doing with your kids this year?
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