Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Maybe I should try to make real cakes like this. Hmmmm....
Thursday, February 25, 2010
So, as we were driving to Holly's school today she asked if we could talk like pirates. I was like sure, why not. I put on my best scruffy pirate voice and said, "A vast me hearties, what are ye?" and to my surprise she made the same type voice and said, "A pirate!"
This continued on through out the day. She doesn't quite get all the right ways of saying everything. Like "swallow it yuck" is: swab the deck. Or "Vast me hairys" is: avast me hartys. But she does and excellent hook and closes one eye for effect. When I asked her if she had a peg leg she said, "No, I have two boots!", but she does have a bird that is green and it's name is Zoe!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Ark. In the chorus it said "There were green alligators, and long-necked geese. Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees, a rat, a cat, an elephant and sure as your born don't you forget that unicorn." I decide to do our nursery in Noah's Ark theme. We lived in an apartment, so we couldn't paint. Instead we bought some 1/4 inch play wood and cut it into 4 inch wide strips. A friend painted them blue and we stenciled the chorus of the song up to the elephant on it. Then we hung it around the room about a foot and a half down from the top so it looked like a cute boarder going around the room. Well, I found these wood cut outs and I bought two of every animal they had. Some of my friends and family gathered one night for an all out painting party we even got the guys do to it, I can tell you Jake Cord did that lion. And theres a calico cat (I can see it in the picture it is yellow and green about the middle) my nephew that was like two did. (it was a lot of splotches of different paint, but you outline it and give it a face and it was perfect) We hot glued these on the planks as well. The planks are long gone but I can't get rid of the animals. They were in a toy box forever and my kids played with them before we got plastic animals. I didn't want the wood to break so I put them in a plastic bag in our educational/art closet.
Today I found a purpose for them. I put the plastic bag in a pillow case and let Josh pull out an animal. He had to tell me the letter the animals name started with. Then he had to:
1. Write the letter.
2. Write three words that start with that letter.
3. Write a sentence using one of the words above.
Translation: L, Light, Lion, Letter. The Lion eats a pizza.
D, Dolphin, Doll, Daddy, The dolphin swims in the pool.
Not bad kid, he thought the whole picking an animal was fun and I can keep my memories, I mean my wood painted animals a little longer.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
All I can say is we are both fortunate to leave the experience alive. I could feel myself getting tense and annoyed that he just couldn't get it. I finally remembered an enrichment that Sister Bryce did saying everyone learns different. So, I tried word association. That only worked for the quarter. But then, we did a chant. A lot more got through. I drew some pictures of stuff for him to buy. When he bought the last thing, A Woody doll worth 26 cents, he was able to figure out which coins to give me and could tell me there names.
Will he remember it tomorrow, who knows but we climbed that hill today and will have sore muscles tomorrow.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Anyways, Josh and I read a book each to each other after school. The other day Josh read a 64 page book. And we're not talking the 2 or 3 word per page variety, but the 2 or 3 lines per page. Unfortunately, I am always sleepy when we do this. Yes, you guessed it. I feel asleep in the middle of his book. Luckily he didn't notice. Poor kid, I really am proud of him.