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NO MORE READING LOGS!

You guys, I taught my daughter how to lie.  I’m not proud of it, but I did.  Not intentionally, Judgey McJudgerson!  If it weren’t for those DANG reading logs, we would have gone our whole lives without one lie. (Ok, we lied about practicing the blasted violin too, but seriously, THAT’S ALL!)  The lesson on lying came every Monday morning when I was presented with the reading log that needed my signature, and I really had no idea how much my daughter had read at home, but we sure told Mrs. Carter that she got in her 120 minutes a week! (Don’t hate me, Mrs. Carter.)

One night on the patio with some girlfriends, I learned this was a very common practice.  As a mom, I was like, “Yeah!  Bad moms unite!!”  As a Language Arts teacher, I was like, “Wait, what!?”  It hit me that reading logs were, well, useless (and a nuisance for parents)!!  I had struggled with this as a teacher for much of the...

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