The kindergarten is always fun. They made frogs free hand for leap year and lily pads to sit them on.
My first grader actually spelled some of his words correctly and is beginning to see that letters and sounds are related. His teacher was delighted.
Two of my four second graders finished their reading passage ahead of the clock. Yeah!! I get to move them up on reading level. They are beginning to see that the spelling rules stay the same and they can apply them.
The 3rd graders are making progress now that I have pointed out some of the rules and how to use them.
The fourth graders are making progress now that we are using sounds and rules. We are using the applications now and the kids are beginning to see how reading works.
This week they said just do your thing with the fifth graders, 5 of them, so now they are making progress.
Jasper's class did a really cute play about Africa--He was an elephant and did a good job. It was really cute. The spider tricked all the animals and stole their food but then he or she got tricked and they got their food back. (see pictures on Cathy's facebook.)
Miriam and Jasper had basketball games last night. I watched Miriam's game--she made 3 or 4 baskets and is one of two tallest ones so she got rebounds. Cathy is her coach. (She almost made a basket for the other team but missed, Whoooo. ) It was fun. Caib was ref and the whole group of parents kidded him about calling traveling on Aubrey. She did a good job, too.
And I got my first paycheck.