Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mischievous Jake

Monday, January 28, 2008

Notes from the white board

We recently purchased two little white boards to use for school. Anna Kate has found that they are handy for writing "notes" to me. She writes down her little desires or thoughts and places the white board on my pillow for me to find. Creative, huh? Here are a few of the best:

"Remember to get the princess Wii please." (She found out that they have a Disney Princess Wii game and she really wants it!)

"I'm sorry for that Mom and Dad and I mean that." (She accidentally wrote on our sheets with her pen during rest time and felt the need to apologize.)

During school last week one of Max's new reading words was climb. He had the hardest time remebering how to spell it. We practiced and practiced and worked and worked and he finally got it! Later that day he drew me this picture and wrote climb to show that he really knew it. Way to go, Max!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Our new favorite book

Anna Kate and I are deeply involved in a new book. It is called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, written by Kate DiCamillo. Ms. DiCamillo is the author of Because of Winn-Dixie and several other novels that we are eager to read. We discovered her by chance when we checked out one of her early chapter books at the library for Anna Kate to read for school. It is the first of a four book series about a pig named Mercy Watson. Terrific! We are huge Kate DiCamillo fans now. The stories are precious and Anna Kate's vocabulary increases with every chapter. Check them out!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

What do Pennsylvanians like to do for fun?

What do people here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania like to do for a good time?

I'll give you a hint. It involves butter.

Click here to find out.