Going over the Rubric for his book report (while he watches his brother play video games, only half paying attention to me):

Me: “So, you have your cover?”

Him: “Yes”

“Your Timeline and Journal entries?”


“Four pictures and a map?”


“A Letter”


“Souvenirs and Mementos?”


Me: “Have you referenced all the pictures?”

Him: “What?”

“Your pictures, have you stated where you got them?”

“I have a bibliography. ┬áSo, yes”

“Are you ready for the oral presentation?”

He looks at me with a sheepish smile, “Of course I am”.

He doesn’t lack confidence, that is for sure!!