A fair amount of randomness.
First, parent-teacher conferences. I have two children in high school. Their school schedules two afternoons, 3:30 – 7:00 for parent-teacher conferences. The school uses a block system,which means each child has as many as eight teachers, for a total of 16 teachers.
In order to have a conference with a teacher, you go to that teacher’s room and stand in line with all the other parents who are waiting to see that teacher. In 160 minutes, I managed to talk to 4 teachers for 5 minutes each. That’s massively inefficient, and really irritating. Anybody got ideas on what would work better?
On to Florence – we’re thinking about a trip there early next spring, and from what I can gather, it’s pretty much massively inaccessible. Any information to the contrary gratefully accepted.
Really random – Eldest Son has been reading Swann’s Way, and is interested in finding a parallel edition (French with English translation). This led me to a couple of interesting sites:
Le Temps de Proust – a blog about reading Proust