After today, there are only 8 school days left in the school year. What that means is A2, who is in 5th grade, is done learning anything. They will be having field trips and doing fun stuff for the rest of the year. They are no longer allowed to check books out of the library. The Boy and A1 are in high school and are gearing up for finals. I am not too worried about A1 – she is doing well. Except for Civics. I can see the possibility of her failing the class completely and having to retake it.
The Boy? Well, he is a junior. We have been doing the college tour, take the ACT, discuss funding thing since the first of the year. He did well on the ACT so he’s got that going for him. But his grades/ grade point average? These reflect his laziness. He just doesn’t do his homework. Or he is insolent because the teacher insults something in his 17 year old sensibilities. At the end of the first semester, his GPA was sitting at 3.0. That is an okay GPA, but if you want any kind of scholarship money from the state run schools, it has to be higher than that. He really needs to get straight A’s from here on out. My expectations are low. I don’t expect him to get any scholarships.
Summer is coming soon and luckily we have farmed all of the kids out to have some kind of job. The Boy works at the Subway and has talked to his manager about upping his hours. I’d love to see him working almost full time. A1 is going to work for her cousin babysitting to save the cousin some money on daycare. She will work two or three days a week when the cousin has her daughter. And A2 is going to go to Iowa to stay with family where she will help babysit and stuff for about 2 weeks. I’m a pretty proud parent that all of the kids will be doing something to earn money for themselves. And get them out of the house for a while.
Today’s drawing is tanglepatterns.com, String 28. Link: http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/11/tanglepatterns-string-028.html I am really not fond of this one. I like the sides, but not the zigzag middle part. (Otto: What was that middle part again?)