Saturday, September 03, 2011

Fifth Grade

"The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility..." 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

and so, with a hurricane bearing down on us, we three gathered around the dinner table. we said good bye to summer, and discussed our expectations for the coming school year. 

our theme for School Year 2011-2012 is:
1. the state or position of being responsible;
2. a person or thing for which one is responsible;
3. the ability or authority to act or decide on one's own, without supervision

we feasted on some of jack's favorites, Chicken Corn Chowder, toasted baguette with butter and Key Lime Pie Cake.

We spent over an hour at the table, reading our quotes about responsibility, and discussing how we could each take responsibility in our lives (feeding the dog! doing our homework! staying physically fit!) we also found a collection of conversation starter popsicle sticks i made earlier this year, which added a wonderful additional layer to our time together.

"What do you think is beyond the stars?"
"On a scale of 1-10, how strict am I?"
"What is/was your favorite school subject?"
"What have you done that makes you proud?

after dinner was done, after dishes were put up, after one last check of The Weather Channel for updates on Hurricane Irene, our responsible boy put himself to bed before 9:30, willing 5th grade to start IMMEDIATLEY!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln


Alisha said...

Our first day of 5th grade is on Tuesday. Love the quote about responsiblity on their shoulders!

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SisterX_83 said...

This was a beautiful post. Best of luck to your growing up (grown up?) boy as he starts fifth grade!