Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I also found myself struggling a big with some of the other words on his coloring puzzle. Who knew kindergarten would be so tough? For example, I find myself really struggling to keep a straight face when I lump words like "cat" and "fan" in with "flag" and "bag". They just sound different! Boston looks at me funny when I try to demonstrate the "right" way, to help him decide to color them yellow or blue. Even if I try my dangdest to start out with that pure short a sound, it always ends up with a flat, long "a" just before we hit that "g". I guess I could fake it and just pronounce it like "flack" and "back", which is the way it would sound to me.
Give me fifth grade American History any day. (Charlene and Colette, can you still sing all the American Presidents in order? I can.)
I'm remembering that I had a few struggles of my own in kindergarten. I remember being completely shocked by a big red check mark on my vegetable listening page. I had never even heard of asparagus, so when Mrs. Scherrer (sp?) said the word, of course I wrote that it began with an "S". Hmmph. She shoulda done corn and potatoes! Come to find out, asparagus is pretty tasty (although expensive).
I'll try to be a good phonetic influence on my kids, but it's tough coming from a place where my first word as a baby was....cow.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
|We had to add a little more entertainment value to the whole trick-or-treating thing.|
|This is the Mexican Hat Dance section of the Children's Exhibit at the Church History museum--we've been here before and it's my kids' favorite. You try to copy the dancers on the screen. Even Mom put on a skirt and gave it a whirl.|
|I think they were singing something here. Or all just talking at once--also a normal occurrence. At least it got Dad to smile for the camera.|
|The kids doing the moonwalk at Clark's planetarium. Cooper liked this part so much that we couldn't find him when it was time to go--he had gone back upstairs to try it out again.|
|Boston is pretty much never bored. Not when there are old kleenex boxes to be put to good use.|
|Macy has no problem changing the world to be the way she wants it to be. She is frequently Spidergirl or "Amerigirl".|