I have been the one to make sure J gets his homework done every night. He only has to do 4 out of the 5 days a week. With J, every single day must be done completely. Where is the O page? Why did we skip O? I want to do an O page. I… Continue reading Your turn!
A few weeks ago, while on Winter Break, we ran into one of J's classmates at the library. The inevitable "what are you checking out?" conversation ensued. We are currently working our way through the library's selection from the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson (short chapter books with lots of pictures,… Continue reading One of his classmates is jealous of J?!
Woo hoo! Yeah us! First, I got another Fab Four for FMS Photo a Day. For those unfamiliar with PAD, it is a group of photographers that take a picture every day based on a prompt, then one of the group's moderator goes through all of the photos (literally thousands!) and selects 4 they like… Continue reading We have two award winners in the house this week!
Do any of you have suggestions for helping my son increase his reading comprehension? I'd better give you a little background. My five year old is hyperlexic. Basically, for him, written English was his first language and he is still working on spoken English. Sometimes when he speaks he sounds as if English is his second language… Continue reading Any ideas for improving reading comprehension?
A Facebook friend asked if anyone had some early readers they were willing to donate to her daughter's school. Knowing we have a Scholastic book order coming on Monday, I figured it was a good time to do some purging of J's bookshelves. It didn't take me long to have a stack of about 20… Continue reading I am not ready to let them go
That is the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle IN PEN!!! Ha ha, if you look closely you can see he was just writing words and numbers in the squares. Actually, he really did amaze us with his memory and reading ability today. You'd think not much would surprise us at… Continue reading My son is a genius! No, not really.
I have been joking about the technical issues I have had at home lately and to add to the mix I have volunteered to help my son's class during their computer time. I had no idea what I was getting into but I noticed none of the other moms volunteered to help out. That made… Continue reading First day as Computer Mom at school
I mentioned previously that my sons favorite pool rule is No Horseplay. Admittedly he thinks it means no horses in the pool, but every time he is asked to give a pool rule in swim class he gives that as an answer. Yesterday Coach Gage said, "You say that every time, tomorrow I want you… Continue reading Be careful what you ask for