Saturday, November 12, 2016

School Work

I'm very impressed with the school work coming home for both Amelie and James.

James is writing and writing and writing. Can you see where this one says "Happy Halloween"?

James also loves to draw and draw. They've pretty much quit giving him clean pieces of paper at preschool because he goes through so many every day, and he's using the backs of other things they've printed out.

Amelie is doing addition and subtraction in math with number bonds (and with regular addition/subtraction problems). If you can't see it clearly, 2 of the numbers are filled in and the student has to come up with the other one, either by adding the two bottom numbers together or subtracting one of the bottom numbers from the top one:

Here, they're suppose to draw pictures and write the word underneath of things that start with the same sound as the picture and letters at the top. Under S, she put "snake" and "sun." Under T, she put a tiger going "grr" and my absolute favorite - a tire swing! I thought the Buffaloes would get a kick out of it as well. For St, she has "stairs" and "stamp."

We went to parent-teacher conferences yesterday and got a great report. I mentioned that we hadn't seen any writing come home in her folder, and Ms. Hanney had Amelie get out her writing portfolio. She had many good pieces, including one 4-page story all about her cousin Ellie's birthday, and then several that weren't finished.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy (somewhat belated) Halloween! James was Ash from Pokémon.

He even had a Pikachu to complete the ensemble.

Amelie was a Butterfree, which is a moth-like Pokémon:

I think she is much cuter than the original.

I was a Pokeball, which several of the trick-or-treaters got a kick out of. They'd very excitedly tell me what type of Pokémon they were dressed as and I pretended to know what they were talking about. I think we got about 30 kids this year.