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What I am dreading canada goose outlet winnipeg the most this year as a parent of a 5th grader, is that this is when there is more homework and it is more challenging. There are also several projects. This is the first year of sports competition against other schools.
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My middle schooler is up and out the door a full hour before my fifth grader and so our breakfasts together become a thing of the past.
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Tests and quizzes and “quests”: I know kids have to take tests so they can get used to life, which, as my husband keeps telling them, “is one big test.” But that doesn’t mean I don’t dread them for my kids.
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