Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Michael had a substitute teacher last week, and he was not crazy about her. So we talked about it, and we decided that the best response would be to write a letter to his regular teacher saying how much he appreciated her and how she taught. This is the letter that he came up with. It was sweet for me, but he did write another letter to his teacher afterward telling her that she was his favorite.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
David has grown and developed so much in the past couple months. He is using the potty independently, and he only uses a pull-up for bedtime. He also gets himself dressed completely, with the exception of buttons (though one day he surprised me and actually did his own button. ) He is getting very independent, and he is figuring things out quickly. He learned how to make the red horse swing go by himself, and he is doing a great job brushing his teeth. He has a very independent spirit, and he really enjoys the accomplishment of doing things on his own. We are proud of our little boy, who is not so little anymore.
Kate uses a lot of our recycling to make her arts and craft projects. Cereal boxes, toilet paper and paper towel rolls, Amazon boxes- nothing is beyond her creative scope. If you ask her, her favorite thing about school is going to be art class.
Next year, the kids' elementary school will be closed for the year for remodeling. They will be getting all updated classrooms, new HVAC system, a new administrative wing, many improvements, and significant security upgrades. We will be the third elementary school in the county to do this, so for the 2013- 2014 school year, the entire school- staff , students, administration- will occupy the first floor of the largest middle school in the county. Yesterday, I took a tour of the facility that our children will be using next year, and they are quite nice. Though it will be a little different sharing a school with the middle schoolers, we look forward to the following year with a new and upgraded elementary school.