Open house is tomorrow night (which I will miss ofcourse) so I asked the teacher if I can come see Amanda's classroom (upstairs) today instead. It is really neat and organized. Amanda showed me the Smartboard too. Abbey even was allowed to use it. We also popped into Abbey's classroom to show Amanda. She was so proud to show her where she sits,etc.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Today we discussed the orange petal: Resp. for what I say and do. The girls made chore charts and need to earn twenty points before next mtg. in order to get their orange badge. 1 point for doing a chore when asked. 2 points for doing chores when not asked. Desiree found this chore chart and I think it is fabulous. The girls understood it and I love when it clicks in their little minds on how they can help. Amanda has been busy all night. I asked her if she was going to stop after twenty--she said yes. How did I know.
Then each girl made a daisy headband. Blue ribbon, daisy flower, headband, rhinestone. They would have turned out better with my hot glue gun....but then the girls couldn't make them on their own. I thought it was a nice idea. Oh well. Perhaps i will bring my glue gun in a couple weeks and offer to fix the girls headbands who need to be repaired.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Amanda's soccer team, the Hawks won their first game 4-1!!!! It was so exciting to watch. I get all riled up. Amanda was so proud everytime she kicked the ball! Me too. She just needs to learn to move towards to ball and not expect it to come directly toward her. Lazy bones. She played halfback and forward. She wants goalie--I say no way! All of Hoboken was there--people with kids anyway. It was super crowded and busy but fun. Abbey played on the playground while amanda did soccer!
Every year HCA has a back to school night for the kids to come and play with each other. Parents get to ask questions of us (the PTA) and meet other families. It is always a lot of fun. I was a little scared because of the large number of RSVPs this year...but all went smoothly and it was an enjoyable evening. Amanda took the photos. I was busy working the Second Season Shop (used uniforms) and Mike worked the Golf outing table! The girls ran around with their friends. I met lots of really nice parents. Amanda took pictures of each food item and her friends and each individual game rather than the room as a whole. I should have known. Here is the "Best" of what she took.
The kids participated in NFL day at school. They learned about exercise and did warm ups in the morning,etc. A few kids will do essays in hope of winning a prize of 10 grand for the school! Can't hurt to try. It was fun. The new gym coach Mr. Murray is excellent from what i have heard and seen. The kids enthusiasm has def. increased!
Abbey's first day of pre-k 4. Mrs. Yacullo is her teacher and Ms. Rizzo is her asst. teacher. So far so good! She has lots of former classmates in her class (which I am happy about. I had her switched from a different class) Where did the last 4 years go? She is getting so grown up. Her vocabulary is flourishing and she is becoming more and more independent. I am so proud of her.