Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't always prepare homemade meals.

The Goop founder, 41, treated daughter Apple Martin, 10, and son Moses Martin, 8, to dinner on the town to fête the end of summer Tuesday. "We went out because it was my kids first day of school today," the Iron Man 3 actress said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday. "It was great. They seemed really happy. They got off the bus. They were smiling. They had backpacks."

The consciously uncoupled star added, "Actually, this is their first year on the bus. They take the bus and then I pick them up at the bus stop. It's pretty cute. They feel very independent."

Unlike when she was a young girl, Paltrow said, "They go to a real school."

"I went to a school here [in California]. This is a long time ago and now the school is a really good school and it's a very reputable school. I mean, it was great—I had fun. But I didn't learn anything. We used to meditate in the mornings, and then we had one teacher who was really into that song "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, and she would play it—this is fifth grade! The meditation was every morning in fourth grade, but in fifth grade every morning, we came in to "Sexual Healing" and we would dance and stuff."

Paltrow, who was on hand to promote Friday's Stand Up to Cancer telecast, called her early education "strange," saying, "We didn't really learn math or reading or anything. We had this awesome emotional movement class where our movement teacher would bang a tambourine and she would say, 'Every time I bang the tambourine, make a shape toe express your feelings.' So we had a great time!" The actress joked, "Then I moved to New York City and went to a real school and was like a moron for two years!"

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