I love seeing the artwork that the kids create at school. Shecklet #3 brought this home today. One of her favorite things to work with are oil pastels.
She also did a recap of her Christmas break.
Shecklet #2 made a bird last spring for an eco-arts festival his school attended. It has been residing in the kitchen (peeking down from the kitchen cabinets.) Today we needed to make room for the mini houses we display during Advent and Christmas, so Jake and #2 found a new place for the bird to keep watch.
Shecklet #3 had fun bartering at school this afternoon. The first graders prepared many items to trade with their friends and parents. To end the day, they got to enjoy snacks that were representative of the ancient Egyptian times.
Shecklet #1 had to complete a few enrichment projects for their Revolutionary War unit. Here is the comic he drew.
This kid. With a little help from Papa and his dad, he came up with “The Light-up Chore Sign.” He tested it with five families (including ours) and received positive feedback from all of the parents 🙂
This guy received the Student of the Month award for his class for the month of February. The character trait he was selected for was positive thoughts. I think he was both surprised and excited to be chosen by his teacher.
Shecklet #3 is celebrating her 100th day of school today and gets to dress up like a 100 year old 🙂
Shecklet #3 celebrated the last day of school before Christmas break with a penguin party at school! Kindergartens and two guests were invited to join them. The kids sang songs about penguins and we had breakfast together. ❤️
This year is the year our house has been contagious with just about every common childhood illness/bug. First it was pink eye. Everyone except for me (so, so thankful I didn’t get it) had it at some point over the course of a month. Then it was hand foot and mouth. Only one (#4) casualty there, but I think it was due to the others having had it when they were younger. Now we have lice. Yuck. And what a pain to get rid of! Laundry, hair treatment, constant checking and a missed day of school for the one who had it. I am praying it stops with one and we don’t all end up passing it around. 😝😷
I went on a field trip with Shecklet #2 and his 3rd grade class today. We learned a lot about the old flour mill and the river that used to power it. Great field trip!