This week in the Slacktiverse, May 25th, 2014

(posted chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

The Blogaround

  • Two weeks ago, Storiteller went on a trip for work, leaving her baby not just overnight for the first time, but for five full days.  While she had a nice time in California, her husband ran into some unpleasant challenges, as she describes in Travels without my Baby.  A few weeks before that, they tried to bring Sprout (her nickname for her son) to an outdoor showing of Frozen.  This too didn’t quite go as planned, as she recalls in Baby’s First Movie?.  As Sprout enters the toddler stage, he’s becoming more definitive in his likes and dislikes, some of which don’t always match up with what his parents want him to do.  Storiteller talks about “Just Saying No!” and other ways of dealing with frustrating behavior.  Lastly, in her attempts to be an adventurous family, Storiteller planned on bringing her son on his first hike last weekend.  They did eventually get there, even though it took a while, as she describes in The Family that Hikes Together, Stays Together.
  • chris the cynic wrote:
    • The only new thing I have to share is a new installment of the Princess Story.  So I give you Part Six, in which prince Apobammos notices his sister is missing and Princesses Lara and Melitta ride a flying carpet.

In Case You Missed This

Things You Can Do

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community

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2 thoughts on “This week in the Slacktiverse, May 25th, 2014

  1. storiteller May 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    On the evaluations article, I think it’s horrifying that in the U.S., we put so much of the blame in academics on the schools and not on the disgustingly high child poverty rates. Judging the schools based on the outcome-based failures ignores all of the other potential causes. I think fixing the amount of hunger and food uncertainty in the country would have a much stronger effect on academic outcomes than any change in teaching style would.

    Also, from everything I’ve read about D.C. schools, Michelle Rhee is terrible.

  2. Lonespark May 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I forget how this works… Should there be links to the slacktiverse articles? Well, I guess it’s just mine, that’s not a decon… Or does it go in In Case You Missed This when it drops off the page…or what?

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