Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that your bellies are all full of delicious food and you have many blessings to be thankful for. :)

Kimm, Rob, Emma and Arabel

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

long needed update

Rob and I went to Emma's conferences. She is a delight to have in class. :) Zero problems with behavior (which we figured, she is a pretty darn good kid.) She is incredibly kind and sensitive to other children's feelings. So, pretty much we are kicking ass at raising a good kid. Pat on the back for us!! Academically, she is making progress. Since this is her first school experience, she started behind other kids. She does demonstrate a major motivation to learn and master concepts, and she is making progress at a great rate. She could identify 20/26 letter sounds in mid October. As of earlier this week she is only getting confused with the letter "e" so I would definitely say that she is soaking everything up like a sponge. She has started VERY basic reading and writing so we are being blown away daily about how much she improves on a daily basis.

We are incredibly proud of how she is doing. Emma told me that her favorite part of the day is phonics. :) Hooray!

Arabel is still hysterical and talking more and more. She knows the entire alphabet and can count to at least 20. Emma is teaching her the letter sounds, so she is picking up on that as well. Her drawings are now looking like more than just lines and circles, so it fun to guess what she is making now.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

new job??

I interviewed for a new job on Friday. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. I should know something by Friday. I would love to post with news of a new job. :)