• Island Life
  • Out of the Mouths of Kindergartners

    Among the graduating kindergarten clan at the small people’s school, there’s a fierce rumor going around about first grade and how the first grade teachers up the discipline game a little. One day after school, my daughter came home brimming with information meticulously gleaned during recess that day. “Mommy, if you are naughty and get […]

  • Island Life
  • Educating a Kindergartener

    Recently, my daughter came home from kindergarten and launched into an explanation of the difference between fiction and nonfiction. I was duly impressed when she then provided several examples of both. I smiled to myself, and frankly, I had a little moment where I privately extolled the virtues of a good education. I praised her […]