- being late
- leaving unprepared
- OR (as was the case the other day) late AND unprepared AND having to turn around and backtrack 25 minutes for these forgotten security items:
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
My former profession being teaching, I am neurotic when it comes to education. This may or may not bode well for my children.
That is yet to be seen.
I immediately have flashbacks of vacations out west with my family while my parents gave us kids extensive geology lessons and tirelessly corrected our grammar. My sister and I would groan at every turn. "Does EVERYTHING have to be educational???"
What can I say? They're BOTH PhD's.
Perhaps it's the reason why at age 11 I was muttering phrases like "The body secretions of these homo sapiens makes me want to regurgitate."
Granted, there are an inordinate number of foreigners in those national parks, but ... homo sapiens?
That is a true story.
That is a sad story.
That is the story that explains why my kids will probably never just "go on vacation" without the educational twist, either.
And keeping with the family tradition, I am working hard to prep my kids for the fast tracked journey of knowledge.
My oldest will enter kindergarten one year from now. Since we have opted out of PreK I have taken the responsibility upon myself to prepare him. Last year, he learned his letters and their sounds. This year he's learning to write them. (as well as his name)
My daughter is one year younger, so she is in the phase of learning the letters and their sounds.
This is how I do it.
I make signs with very rudimentary pictures and post them in high traffic areas of the house.
It makes for some beautiful decor, let me tell ya.
But throughout the course of the day, I point to the letter, and have her tell the name of the letter and the sound it makes.
(It's a great tip I borrowed from a teacher friend of mine.)
We started "A" this week, and will add one new letter each Monday.
It works for me!
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Posted by TheRixonFive at 7:32 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So Madeline was on her little pink Barbie cell phone.
Posted by TheRixonFive at 9:44 AM