Friday, April 23, 2010

Out of "Africa"

Our boys are looking forward to a school trip at the end of May. I went to a parent meeting about the trip, and learned that there are two requirements that must be filled in order for students to be eligible for participation on this adventure. 1.) a GPA of 2.5 or better and 2.) No more than two trips to "Africa" in the next four weeks.

"Africa" is the name given to the desk in the hallway, where students are sent when their behavior is not appropriate for the classroom.

After the meeting, having no concerns about their GPA, I asked the boys, "Do you spend a lot of time in 'Africa?'"

Graham quickly responded, "No, mom. Not at all. I usually just get sent straight to the principal's office!"

Go big or go home, that's what I always say.

(FYI, Graham has only been sent to the office twice this year, and once was the result of a misunderstanding. The other involved pyrotechnical exploration within a independent and unsanctioned experiment. He did not burn the school down. )

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