Miscellaneous Horrors

I went to a Board of Education meeting tonight, where I heard about the various budget cuts. They include a plan to combine 4th and 5th graders into one class, which will also increase class size from about 20 to about 27. Yowza.  Honestly, I think that a combination class might be good for M, but the class size issue really irritates me, and. . . you know what, I’m just not going to start ranting. We’ll see what happens.

Meanwhile, M came home today toting cupcakes from her after school enrichment class on Greek Gods, which is taught by the lovely Pam of story time at the Mohawk Commons Barnes & Noble. I thought that they were super-cute and easily recognizable.


Just frosting, M&Ms, and strips that are reputedly from Sour Patch Kids, although I couldn’t find a link.


She’s liking the class very much, and they’ve even managed to suck her into the Percy Jackson books. Which I’m excited about, because I’m hoping that it will be a gateway drug to get her into Harry Potter. Cute W and I both love Harry Potter, and so far M’s resisted all familial and peer pressure. I don’t know why.


  1. My son loved The Lightening Thief series from the get go, but resisted Harry Potter until we visited the theme park at Universal. THEN, he sped thru the series. I think he just wasn’t ready for the darker material until he was.

  2. Jennifer

    The board said the class size would be 24 at the meeting last week. 24 is certainly within the acceptable range. For the older grades 27 is even in the range.

  3. Yeah, I was looking back and trying to figure out where I’d gotten 27, b/c it seems closer to 25. They just need to cut all those dang music programs. . . kidding! But, ugh, it’s depressing. We’ll see how it goes.

  4. Jenn

    Scotia’s budget meeting wasn’t any better. And, the Percy Jackson’s were Baker’s gateway to HP. In fact, he and I read them once and now he’s re-reading them on his own in anticipation of the final movie. We have all the Percy Jackson stuff if you want to borrow some.

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