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Vogon went to sleep around 0830 so I let him be and went to the ACE portfolio sharing lunch. The kids had made Powerpoint presentations and each had a laptop to share it on, so I watched Laurel's and a couple of her classmates while noshing on school lunch tacos. When we get a copy of her presentation on CD, I will extract the photos so you can see some of the projects she's done this year and the awesome Bessie Coleman puppet from the biography section that was this quarter's project.

Among the requisite paperwork sent home with the parents is a packet on the Duke TIP program, which has a 4th/5th grade program that is wholly new to me. I've been planning to start saving in case she wants to do CTY in middle school, but Duke TIP already? My PEGlets are still so young to me! I'm going to sit in a corner and feel old now.

I told him to go get some sun so he doesn't get rickets from staying inside with the blinds closed, so he's out with Laurel at the pool for a bit.


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May. 27th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
go, laurel! they do grow up with alarming and inevitable regularity, do they not?

himself must be really hermitting for you to worry about rickets!
May. 27th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
She's going to be taller than me in a few years. I am not ready for that.

Vogon is light-avoidant because he's so sensitive to it lately. Once I got him outside this afternoon, he liked the sunlight and we went to Laurel's school and back with the convertible top down.
May. 28th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
killi and jason got taller than me so quickly! i told them to cut it out, but they were disobediant kidlets.

hey, killi's spending her birthday....tomorrow.....closer to you than to me! acon.

i really wanted to spend her birthday with her. she did say she would try and call.
May. 31st, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no.
Laurel is HOW OLD and ALREADY doing power point?

... I think my faith in this world just got stabbed in the leg ...
May. 31st, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh no.
Eight, but she has a good grasp on non-obnoxious design from a lifetime around me. She used one style of transition throughout, did not make anything blink or scroll, and only used Comic Sans on one slide.

Our local elementary school has a computer center (5-8 computers) in every classroom, a networked laser printer in each grade's classroom pod, and a classroom set of laptops that is shared by the upper grades. While there are budget shortfalls expected for next year, we are in a comparatively well-off suburban district and a fairly new (15 year-old) building with no shortage on staffing. I have been nothing but pleased with our neighborhood school as long as Laurel's been there.
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