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School Night

18 Apr

Miss H’s school does a fun event twice a year where the kids become the teachers. Tonight, Miss H showed us all the things she is doing and taught us things she has been working on during the day. This evening school fun has been the topic of conversation for over a week.

We learned letter sounds, worked on writing words and spent some time with the world map. She taught us all the continents and we then colored the world. She nicely pointed out our errors. ‘Daddy colored South America the wrong color.’

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I think she forgot she was supposed to be the teacher because she got engrossed in the activity too.

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As always, it was fun to spend time at school and we heard how well she is doing.

A Parenting First

4 Nov

Miss H recovered quickly from her double ear infection combined with upper respiratory and a lovely case of pink eye. Unfortunately, the rest of the house has not weathered as well. Kerry has gotten the worst of it and we are all hoping he is on the mend soon.

Kerry and I had our first parent-teacher conference on Friday and it was nice to hear how well Miss H is doing at school. Her teacher gushed nice things and even complimented us on how well we were doing as parents. Both of us sat there a little dumbfounded about the whole conversation. Our child was a great listener! And followed directions! And plays well with everyone and generally loves school 🙂 We are so happy that she is not giving anyone a hard time. We did laugh about her uncanny ability to repeat word for word conversations that happened on the other side of the room  or down the hall(especially the ones you don’t think she could possibly be hearing).

After our little conference, we walked back to spy on Miss H in her activity class and she was playing with some classmates and looked totally content. She never noticed us watching and as we left, we commented about how we loved that she loves school and we really did make the right school decision.