Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Do you have a favorite Christmas song? We have listened to this one over and over and over again. Ben has learned how to spell Christmas just from typing the title into youtube. He's obsessed with this song. I had no idea I had such a little social activist on my hands : )
(Ben doesn't believe me that Boy George is a boy! HA!)
A while ago (ok fine, like back in Sept. I know) I bought a book case that I asked Jason to put together for me. Of course Ben helped and we called it Life Learning. Ben called it playing during school time. Either way, my book case got built and then Jason came up with the idea of tracing the boys' outlines and letting them color them in.
Wow. Look at that mess behind Ben. My house doesn't normally look like that. Alright, alright. It does. Don't judge me.
Just realized I do not have pictures of the finished paper men. They are hanging in our kitchen. I'll try to snap some pictures of them tomorrow.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Just ignore the glare here. I had a hard time getting a good picture. Check out those lower case a's. I don't expect 100% perfect handwriting from my son, but I expect that he is taught the proper way to write his letters. Those first a's are what he was permitted to get away with last year in Kindergarten. He was shown the letter and then told to write his own. He was given no direction about where on the line to start, what shape to draw first and how big to make it. Pet Peeve # 1. We are starting from scratch this year with penmanship and trying to break bad habits he's already formed. Ggrrrrr......