Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Ginger D

    Ginger D said, about 2 years ago

    My kids looked forward to the first day of school. They had new clothes, new friends, teachers and I let them pack this own lunches. There was always something yummy to eat when they got home after school. Those are precious memories for me!!!!

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 2 years ago

    Just give them a few hours and maybe school won’t be that awful, will it? My hub says he always liked to go back to school so he could connect with friends that he only saw during school. Me, I went into shell-shock when I realized I only had two weeks before school started, which I abhorred at the time LOL! ;)

  3. romantiqueluxe

    romantiqueluxe said, about 2 years ago

    Props to Val for trying!

  4. 38lowell

    38lowell said, about 2 years ago

    A new guy for the oldest, should liven things up!

  5. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 2 years ago

    Alix will get into it once science classes start.

  6. SheMc

    SheMc said, about 2 years ago

    Oh dear, I remember it well, I hated school too but now I really wish I had listened & learned while I had the chance!

  7. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 years ago


    me too

  8. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 2 years ago

    All I remember is that I was just disappointed that summer was over. I really didn’t dislike school until high school—it just seemed that all the subjects required more ‘deep thought’ and the teachers seemed to know only one thing—pages and pages of homework ! ! ! ! !

  9. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 2 years ago

    Unless you are dead there is still time; the School of Hard Knocks encourages independent studies and it is so easy now with the Internet.

  10. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 2 years ago

    They are just sleep-deprived. They’ll warm up to it. Jan should have started changing their schedules around a few weeks ago. My youngest got a GREAT teacher this year. She asks me if it is a school day and says “yea!” when it is.

  11. avocet13

    avocet13 said, about 2 years ago

    My co-worker told me her 5 year old will be expected to know addition, subtraction and be able to read by the end of the year. That’s bad enough, but they will be giving homework as well! Homework to a 5 yr old?? Have the business wonks running the schools lost their minds??

  12. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 2 years ago

    Most children around here are glad to get back to school and excited.

  13. Rosanne

    Rosanne said, about 2 years ago

    @avocet13. I agree it’s crazy. I wanted my Becky to play in kindergarten like I did. It was a struggle. But what is the answer to U.S. behind in academics from China and India? I don’t know the answer so please no one yell back at me. I would prefer the times of my childhood: playing outside, riding bikes, etc. Yes I’m old. :-(

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    The worst of it is that for all the push-push-push the students today are not getting the education that those of us who graduated in the 50s and 60s received. Thy are being “taught to the test” and independent thinking is discouraged because it takes time away from testing.

  15. Rosanne

    Rosanne said, about 2 years ago

    Dani you are absolutely correct.

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