Tuesday, November 9, 2010
From a moms perspective.
How AWESOME is that to be able to go camping with your school mates. We camped at Tanners Flats in Little Cottonwood Canyon. As school let out on Thursday and everyone migrated to the camp site the kiddos jumped, scooted and raced on a pogo stick, scooter, bike & legs. Stopping only for hot dog on a stick roasted over the fire & a gooey melty smore, before they were off again. They tracked down their show and tell for Friday ... deer bones (ewww) and then played hide & seek in the dark with head lamps.
In the morning after a breakfast of pancakes and sausage school began.
"School outside is the best!" I overheard more than once as they finished they're morning test, reading, & math.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I've been thinking about what all the different kids bring to our class lately. They are all so individual and unique and yet come together to make such a wonderful whole.
Grant is our own first responder. Whenever anyone gets into trouble or stuck he is there. And so sweet with the littlest.
Bella is so focused and determined but it doesn't keep her from being kind and thoughtful.
Luke who won't give anything but the best in everything he does, and loves to compete, but never fails to be a good sport.
Chris who keeps track of us all. If something is lost I know who to ask. He always seems to know what is going on around him.
Alex, the fiercest competator of all. It doesn't matter what it is, he wants to be best. Just today he wanted to know how tall everyone else was and how tall he was in comparrison.
Georgie who has many things where she is top in the class, but what I really admire about her is that she keeps working and trying at those things which are not her strengths. When you are that gifted it would be easy to rest on your talents, but instead she pushes herself in all things.
Lucas has added a new dimension to our class, he's smart and talented and has become a best friend.
Allanna is the glue that keeps us all together. She always recognizes the feelings of others and is the one we all turn to when we need someone to treat us softly.
Jeremy is our busy and happy little third grader. If you ever need cheering up he is the man, He will make you feel like life is good.
And then our littlest kindergartner, Landon. So bright and cute and really makes everyone smile at least once a day.
All individuals for sure, but a community as well.