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Learning so much…

30 Oct

Miss H’s school does a fun event for the parents where the kids teach us what they have been learning. Kerry and I both get on the floor (and don’t easily get up) and work on the same things Miss H is doing in school. It is a great way to see all that they are learning and doing.

We have been hearing about the ‘boxes’ since school started and finally got some insight into how it all works. This was the one exercise she decided she was going to do herself. Maybe she thought we would not be so good at it? 🙂

There is a picture on one side of the card, a tray of letters and on the flip side of the card is the word. First, Miss H lines up all the cards and identifies the picture. Then, she tries to sound out and spell the word. Finally, she checks her work by flipping over the card and seeing if she spelled it right.

She did a awesome job!

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She was very proud of herself and we were even more impressed with the exercise.

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International Night

23 May

Miss H’s school does an annual International Night where all the families get to celebrate the school year. Last week, we were given a large piece of poster board that we were supposed to decorate with information about our heritage. Well, Miss H decided that none of those countries were acceptable because they were not continents. She was determined to be Australia (after correcting Kerry when he suggested Antarctica because you know, ‘that is NOT a country,’) so we decided that was just fine. We could have Australians somewhere along the family tree.

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Grandma helped with the kangaroo, Kerry impressed us with his drawing skills and Miss H took an artistic approach to the flag. She was super proud of her work and we later learned that she was not the only one who insisted on ‘country and continent.’

It was fun to see all her school friends and they paraded in together.

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Then, they all curtsied on stage for us (she has been practicing this for a week).

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Plus, grandma and grandpa got to see her school, meet her teachers and see all her friends.

Then we had a great dinner of yummy international foods.

Little Miss H was exhausted after all this fun.

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School will be over next month and then she starts summer camp!