Next week is Thanksgiving and one of my fondest memories as a child would be the airing of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. The episode begins with Lucy trying to convince Charlie Brown to kick the football she is holding. Any true Peanuts fan knows that Lucy is going to pull the football away at the last moment, but Charlie Brown in the end is ever optimistic that this will be the time he gets to kick the football.
I just got home from attending a meeting at Booth Hill School to discuss the new grading rubric being piloted in grades 3-5. I should note that my son is a first grader in the school and my daughter will start kindergarten next year.