Smart Hens Make Smart Chicks

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by TaterTot, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    They probably make the cutoff if they follow a similar school year setup. Or a legal standpoint even, as far as ratios and licensing goes.
     
  2. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    It can’t hurt to ask
     
  3. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    I think in MN anything two weeks either way will at least qualify to be considered for a “variance.”
     
  4. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I called and the director? (She didn’t say) said they were doing lunch and she’d call me later, and then did not haha Their website said call at noon! :shrug:

    I moreso just want to get him in for some socialization a few hours a week but sports/classes can do that too I guess.

    (Also I called another place that didn’t advertise prices so should have known better but ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS for 2 days/week. Hahahahahhahaaha no.)
     
  5. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I’m sorry, $1,000 for 2 days? Does it guarantee him Harvard admission too?
     
  6. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    At the very least dressage lessons
     
  7. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Lunch better be pheasant
     
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  8. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Lunch better be Eric Ripert making custom orders!
     
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  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    You can ship your baby to Magstrid Academy twice a week for the same price.
     
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  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Fry came home from school today just so alive in a way I hadn’t seen in months. He was glowing and chatty. I’m so happy to see this happening only in week 2.
     
  11. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    The non-crazy expensive place called me back and they said C is good with regards to his bday! Now I just have to cross my fingers they actually have a spot once applications open for next year.
     
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  12. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    Lest you think I'm exaggerating how heinous these first-grade girls are, try this on for size:

    The Queen B mean girl called J's BFF a "Ken Doll Barbie bitch."

    :lol::lol::lol:

    Dope sick savage burn. Snaps on that, keeping it for myself.
     
  13. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @TaterTot are these moms watching real housewives with them or something?! Because this is the kind of shit I pull out when I’ve marathoned RHOP too hard :lol:
     
  14. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    Also the followup question from J's BFF was, "What's a Ken Doll?"
     
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  15. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    :sad:
     
  16. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    She’s highly advanced. :lol:
     
  17. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    These boys are outmatched.
     
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  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I wasn't calling boys bitches until at least fifth grade.
     
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I mean, snaps to her for that one, tbh. How withering.
     
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  20. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Not liking S's teacher much so far. She doesn't seem to communicate very well. S came home yesterday asking for me to sign her math test and return it. The math test that she brought home over a week ago. The math test that has long since been in recyling. Her teacher never mentioned returning it. Yes, it was on the "return" side of her folder, but her weekly assignment list is always over there too and there's nothing to return for that. And when it was S's birthday, I messaged her asking if I could send in brownie treats and how many students are in the class and she basically just replied "yes, that's great!" Ok....but how many kids.... and while I'm whining, the teacher needed skinny dry erase markers. Not sure if the teacher needed it or the individual kids, but she did send a message asking for some. I get that, and I dont mind getting some. But apparently S said the teacher said she will "like (love?) them forever if they bring in the markers." Which really pisses me off. S takes those kinds of statements to heart and is a people pleaser, wanting everyone to like her. So now she is basically being told she can buy the teacher's affection. What if I couldn't have provided those markers? S would have been panicked that her teacher wouldn't like her now. Ugh.

    I know none of these things are a big deal overall. And I'm sorting through my own heavy mom guilt, especially since I haven't even met her teacher because of work. Idk, I'm a mess.
     
  21. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    I feel like that's a really inappropriate way for her to put it to the kids like that. If she wants/needs supplies, just send a letter home and that's it. Even if she thinks she's being casual and cute/quirky, don't place that weight on a 5 year old.
     
  22. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    ^what she said, x100. Burdening your students with that kind of social/emotional pressure is totes inapprops.
     
  23. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Ugh. As a teacher of mostly or all low-income students, that’s a hard pass. Like if you can bring stuff in, great! But if you can’t I get it, sometimes you can barely shelter, clothe, and feed your child, and that’s the priority.

    Could you arrange a time to call her teacher or does she use Remind, ClassDojo, or anything like that? If you bring that up specifically I’m sure she’ll get defensive, but maybe you can mention something like S’s confidence is shaky and do they have a social emotional learning curriculum that might help address that in school.
     
  24. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    You know what would be great? If we could fully fund public schools so teachers like S's wouldn't have to request dry erase markers from parents/guardians.
     
  25. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    MTE
     
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