Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I gotta get out the tape measure

or is it "measuring tape" ?

ANYWAY, last week you were super ravenous all the time, which prompted me to think you were going through some sort of growth spurt.

I mean, you would be hungry not very long after every meal, and it wasn't greediness or gluttony.  It was just pure and simple hunger.

That has slowed down somewhat this week. 

Also, we were at Max's birthday party ( more on that post in Mom's blog in a bit ), and you were taller than any of the kids there, even the 10 year old.  When you guys were growing up, ( Max is 6 months older ), Max would always be a smidgen taller.  Nowadays though, it is quite obvious that you have caught up and is now taller than Max.

WOARGH.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Grade 2 Week 52 ( August 13th - 19th )

So these are what we read this week.... some of them are based on real life events, which make them even more poignant.
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And seriously, how can we go a week without borrowing any of Dav Pilkey's works?
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And we decided that it was time to ditch the booster seat.  You are old enough, and most certainly tall enough.  Also, because you are so tall, the booster seat was cutting off the supply to your legs and you would always complain of "sleepy feet".  There has been a drastic reduction of aforementioned somnambulant feet since then.
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Here's a shot that needed to be up here. Helping Mom with making the beds. Something you have been helping me with for a long time now. You're a good kid :)
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Also, we just found out that they are rebooting The Magic School Bus, and this time, it will be Ms Frizzle's sister, Fiona Frizzle at the helm!
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This is what happens when I don't give you the Spelling Words quickly enough.
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We did a simple art/craft project in conjunction with the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, using some chalk pastel and a sheet of black construction paper to show the sun's corona at full eclipse.
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As part of STEM, I thought we could try some Lego Challenges. You jumped right to it.
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We don't have that many lego pieces, and those that we DO have are mostly from Cindy, and used to belong to Charles when he was much younger.
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This little mountain even holds a little secret! :)
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Here's another one, of the American Flag.
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Here's a few friends who have come to admire your work :)
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And here's some Kinecting and some VR'ing of a Moana/Disney game thingy. :) Kids and their technology these days.  Don't worry, I don't let you use the VR more than about 10 minutes at a time, and even then, just occasionally. ( i.e. you've done it like 3 times in 6 months, lol )
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Here you are pretending to chomp into a huge fake chili pepper, during the whole Hatch Peppers Promotion that HEB had.
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Daddy used to be the one I would hand the mixer deals and spoons to after making some delightful desert mix, but now YOU have taken over THAT responsibility :)
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Grade 2 Week 51 ( Aug 6th - Aug 12th )

Hurray for Chapter Books full of silly drawings!
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Hurray for MORE Chapter Books full of silly art.
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Look at the different types of books we are reading!
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All the culture! All the countries! All the sneaky learning disguised as fun reading!
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We need to do THIS more often :)
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And look at THIS guy hanging out with his tablet :)
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and now look at this sweet sweet boy.
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We are learning and practising our languages,
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and even started cursive!
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and of course, you are a natural at the piano :)
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