We’re leaving for Jersey tomorrow. This means I’ll be taking a long 4 day weekend off. Yup. I’ll be detaching my fingers from the keyboard and mouse.
With that said, there are a few by-the-way-did-you-know things I wanted to share. Tid bits from our week. All positive. The complete opposite of my vent.
1. Aidan sat down Monday evening to complete his homework assignment (he gets 1 worksheet, front and back, on Monday that contains the weeks homework. It’s broken into 2 sections on each side). While I was finishing up whatever it was I was doing I hear, “T. H. E…. the.”
A HUGE smile is spread across Aidan’s face.
L. I. T. T. L. E… little.
WAIT! WHAT?! NO!!! REALLY?! OH. MY. GOD. YOU’RE READING!
Aidan skipped to Tuesday evening’s assignment and started spelling and reading the words on the paper. “Popcorn words” to be more exact.
What on earth are popcorn words? Yea. I asked the same thing. In a nut shell, they are sight words. The popcorn comes from the display they have in the classroom.
2. Well, I got my butt to the library and picked up the first Dick and Jane book of the series.
We had Reading with Cooper and I brought the book. Aidan read 20 pages! As in TWO-ZERO. 20!
3. We’ve had some exciting finds in nature this week.
A little frog was out our front window. According to Nana he is a frequent visitor.
Lincoln and Autumn found, what appeared to be, baby snakes.
4. Autumn has a developed a tutu obsession. A red, sequin pocketbook one is in the making.
5. Plastic cups are our new best friend. Lincoln and Autumn will sit on the kitchen floor for an hour, sometimes more, playing with them. No lie.
6. My mom is a genius.
7. While driving to the “puppet” library, Lincoln had this to say… “Bad things are not nice. Good things are nice things”.
– Uh, yea!
– Is it possible he is FINALLY getting it?
The latter was validated when Mr. McStink Face Farty Fart Pants asked to borrow THIS book from the library….
And then again when we read it before nap time. I asked a ton of questions while reading it. I wanted to be sure he was comprehending the story. He was/did.
There. Is. HOPE!
8. Aidan drew a family portrait.
It couldn’t be further from the truth.