My current dilemma: if we let the kids stay up late because they don't have to go to school in the morning, the window of time between when they go to bed and when I fall into bed becomes increasingly narrow. When am I supposed to blog?
Just before bed, D showed us the digital slideshow of the first grade year. Overall, I'd say he had a good year. I don't think he was challenged, but he didn't seem to be bored either. He made friends, improved his self-control, decided that he likes science, and improved his writing.
The school said that you can submit letters about your child's "learning style" to help them make class placements for next year. We're not sufficiently hooked into the parents network to know who the second grade teachers are, and if there are code words that we should be using to try to avoid certain ones. (And yes, I sometimes think that I'd be more hooked in if I were the at-home parent, but I'm not sure that's really true.) So, I guess we'll have to actually write about his learning style. The main thing I'd like him to learn is persistence through difficulty, and I sure don't know how one goes about teaching that. So far, video games seem to be our best bet.