Today was report card day for my kids and they are all finished school for the summer. It’s a pretty low key day for us. Spending time with family and making plans for summer and their rugby season starts this evening so we will be heading there after supper.
Around here the last day of school is called Grading Day and its become a big event. I totally get the fact that kids and parents are glad that school is over for the year but I feel like parents are going way overboard when it comes to “grading day”. Its almost as bad as birthdays and Christmas. Big gifts. Big celebrations. Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the end of the year, especially if it’s a graduation year, but spending hundreds of dollars on grading gifts every year!? When did this become the usual thing to do???