This summer, on our Vegas trip, we took the boys to the Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Las Vegas Mirage. Had a blast taking the tour, and taking these photos with the boys:
Just got this email from Jack’s teacher… Can’t wait to congratulate Jack on his GREAT report card (no matter what it actually says, it’ll be great… I want him to learn to enjoy getting report cards and learning how to use them as a source of power and fulfillment):
From: Jill Brumley
Subject: Report Cards
Date: October 22, 2010 12:34:29 PM CDT
Report cards are coming home today! The children did a great job- Please sign the envelope and return next week.
Explanation of Kindergarten Academic Grades
– 4 means ADVANCED. The student is working a year above grade level on a consistent basis.
– 3 means SKILLED. The student is working at grade level and has a deep and thorough understanding of the concept/skill.
– 2 means BASIC UNDERSTANDING. The student is working AT GRADE LEVEL and has a BASIC UNDERSTANDING of the concept/skill.
– 1 means NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. The student is working BELOW grade level.
Today, Jack was crying a little in the TV room, so I walked in and asked him what was wrong.
He said “Grayson hit me in the eye” and he whimpered a little.
I turned to Grayson and asked “What did you hit him with?”
Grayson pivoted his torso just a little, tilted his head, and with one crazy evil eye he whispered “with my magic powers”.
Last year Jack got to dress up for the 2009 Pow Wow. It was a pretty darn cool event.
I kind of can’t wait until Grayson’s turn at it this year!
Found this photo today. Thought it was too cute, and realized I never posted it.
Christmas in September anyone?
Christine wrote this bio for Grayson for a project at his school last year:
Grayson is full of energy and imagination. Having recently acquired the self-awarded title of ‘big-boy’, he spends much of his time at home constructing LEGOs with his big brother and pretending to be Buzz Lightyear, Optimus Prime or various characters from Star Wars. Grayson’s extracurricular activities include riding bikes, swimming and gymnastics. His favorite things to eat include raspberries, cantaloupe and birthday cake. Grayson aspires to be a knight with silver armor when he grows up.
I can’t wait to see what she writes up this year!
I should have posted this a year ago:
From: Christine Engler
Subject: Conference with Jack’s Teacher
Date: October 23, 2009 10:50:57 PM CDT
We had a conference with Jack’s teacher today, and I wanted to share with you her statement describing Jack on the school’s “Progress and Development Report.”
“It is such a PLEASURE to have Jack in my class this year. I can ALWAYS count on him to add ‘his two cents worth’ to my story or lesson.”
She described him as exceptional, very sweet, super intelligent and academically advanced. I teared up a little when she said “he is the model student.” She said she often calls on him when the class doesn’t seem to be ‘getting it’ because she knows he will always have the right answer.
Needless to say, we are very proud!
We miss Ms. Flores.