I don't remember a whole lot about my tenure in Kindergarten besides Marla Brignardello's mom's impressive Jell-O contrivances. But the homework packet The Boy brought home yesterday strike me as particularly of the now. Of the now in Seattle even. The material itself is what you'd expect. Writing things, counting things, coloring things, circling things. If there were a time when connect the dots would be appropriate for homework, Kindergarten would be it. What's interesting about the homework is the no pressure-ness of it. Do it. Or don't do it. Turn it in. Or not. Decorate it up with dinner crumbs and breakfast yogurt. Your call. Kindergarten, being the gateway drug to School, has been all about non-intimidating presentation. And I gotta say, I'm loving Kindergarten this time around.

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