Friday, March 19, 2010

Cross curricular fair

Last night was the boys cross curricular fair. Each class in the school has a theme and they work on projects related to that theme. The boys were:

K-1: Ocean Life

2: old American school days

3: endangered animals

They all did very well on their projects, but Sammy continues to crack us up. Each family got a letter from the Pony express. Here is what our letter from Sam said,

" March 1810
Dear Mom and Dad,
I personally think that children today poems are the best, but it is your opinion. I also think you will like the hand flags. Also, you mite want to checkout my silhouette cause I think it is a good looking kid. Also I want you to checkout the pictures from today and the picture from back than. Thank you for taking the time from your day to come see this presentation.

Most of what he is referring to are the projects that they did as part of this study. But he is a good looking kid!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wordly Wise

Wordly wise is the vocabulary workbook that the kids use in school. Tonight Sam had an assignment where there was a list of words that they had to use in sentences. I was reading them over after I noticed a word misspelled.

A couple of the sentences had me laughing...

brain: My brain helped me think of this sentence.
Chimney: smoke comes out of chimneys.
flames: Flames come out of flamethrowers.

This reminded us of the time when he was 4 and rationalized that paper came from birch trees, because birch trees are white.

That kid can always make me smile!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Hope you enjoy your birthday!

Getting the boys out the door in the morning...

... usually takes some amount of yelling and chaos :)

Ok, granted I could probably be a little more organized and could get up earlier to get more done, but I also think that they could do more to get themselves ready :)

Rich takes care of lunches for me before he leaves, which means I'm in charge of dressing, feeding, and making sure we all have everything we need to get out the door. You would think that they could dress themselves, but in the morning, I get "Mom, you didn't get out my clothes for me yet." And my response is usually, you are big enough to get them yourselves." (Of course, this is followed by the, "But you got Max's for him.") Many a time, I have told the boys that life isn't always fair and you will not always be equal with your brothers!!

But even before we get to that point, there is the "Why do we have to go to school, I hate school." Which then gets the response of, "Right now school is your jog, you have to go. Make sure that you get a job that you love when you get older!"

Like I've posted before, sometimes they do try, especially Sammy, to do what needs to be done, but mornings like this one, just drive me crazy because when a child realizes they didn't finish homework and then gets exasperated with me like its my fault, I get a little annoyed and end up yelling at the little things. Not how I want to start my day :(

Luckily, today was a gym morning, so I could go work off that frustration :)