Daily Archives: October 8, 2010

Kindergarten Update

08 Oct 2010

We got a schedule this week! I was just thinking how nice it would be to have one, and then one came home in the back pack! I usually ask Oscar what he did each day when we’re driving home, or at dinner. Now that I have the schedule I can prompt him a little.

Some of the reports are probably only interesting to parents, but here are some examples just in case.

  • “Jacob is getting better, but Robbie is still really bad. He still does that Roaring thing and gets in trouble..  And he still tells Jacob to get Ashley. So now he got Ariel and Jacob in trouble.” {FYI, Robbie is an adorable little blond headed sweetie pie that stands in front of O. at the morning bell.}
  • “Math is numbers. From Italian we know how to count from Uno to Dieci.  Okay it goes like this: “Uno, due, tre, quattro, cinque, sei, sette, otto, nove, dieci. That’s it.”
  • “So PE. We have new games, and some games we’ve played before. My favorite one is Monkey in the Coconut Tree.”
  • “We don’t have very much Free Choice. It matters if we’re being good, we can have it, and if we’re being bad we can’t have it.”
  • “So Journal. I don’t usually get to do that because I have work to finish. Most people have to finish their work during journal time. The work we’re finishing is from some other day. Like if we’re doing a connect the dot, and we didn’t get to finish coloring it.”
  • “Cafeteria is too loud.”
  • “The last thing I want to tell you about is Recess.  Today, at the last recess, I was looking around for children who were playing violence and doing bad things. I’m helping my teacher see people who are doing things that get them in trouble. I’m trying to help Ruth so no one gets hurt from the violence. {How much violence was there today??} Nothing. I mean none. But I was looking for it anyways. Because you never know when it will happen.”
  • {And did you sing about pancakes today?} “Uh huh. It goes like this….

Blue Angels

08 Oct 2010

Fleet Week!

We had our own little field trip up the hill today. I drove the kids up to Twin Peaks to look for Blue Angels. I was tired of having them overhead, but only for .8 of a second before they went out of view. Also, I wanted to show Oscar the concept of an air show before he developed a hunted feeling.

Oscar’s school is right by Twin Peaks, so at 3:40 on the drive home, I took a right instead of going straight. We got the last parking spot in the top lot, and hurried to the rail in hopes of catching the last 10 minutes.

It was Lovely. Gorgeous day, and Beautiful airplanes over the whole city. I didn’t have my camera with me since it was so spontaneous, (and too bad no camera in my phone…), but it was nice to be able to enjoy my kids for a moment without hunting for a good photo the whole time.

here, this is exactly what we saw, in case you want a visual:


We have thoroughly enjoyed the Blue Angels. Oscar made lots of use of the Viewing Deck up our back stairs. Here are our home versions: