The art of the lunch note

The art of the lunch note

I've seen the charge that the lunch note is a symptom of helicopter parenting, of parents not being able to let their kids be even for a few hours a day. But good lunch notes aren't a way to tell kids to do better in math, or make them feel better that they're trying really hard at math. They're physical evidence of an ongoing conversation. 

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What Captain Underpants Can Teach Kids About Writing

What Captain Underpants Can Teach Kids About Writing

Imagine you are were of the millions of fourth graders who devoured the first eleven books, only to find your school won't let you buy the conclusion. I'm sure many enterprising students at Arborwood found a way to read the last book in spite of the ban. Kids are smart. 

But that, like one of Pilkey's aptly-named lunch ladies, Mrs. DePoint. 

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