Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Brandon's teacher is retiring this year and the second grade made this scarf for her in art class. She has been a wonderful teacher and even though I tried, I couldn't get her talked into sticking around a few more years so that she could have Ethan also.
Back in the classroom there were more awards. Brandon earned the All-Star Reader award for completing all 6 months of the Book It program. The class also voted on many different awards and Brandon was voted Best Reader, Friendliest Boy, Computer Expert and Second Grade Movie Expert.
We have been working on our memory verses using The Memory Bible http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Bible-Sure-Fire-Learn-Verses/dp/1591450632 It is a great resource that includes a verse, bible story, song and explanation going through the alphabet, as well as a CD that has the story and song to listen to. Both boys have done a great job working on their verses. This verse was for letter B for Bed. Letter C is for Created and the verse was "God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1. Now every time Ethan hears the words heaven or earth he recites that verse.
We went swimming last year with a friend and recently Ethan has been talking about it a lot. I think he's glad it's summer.
We discovered how much fun painting can be. Ethan started out painting his name, then he started painting all over the paper, covering his name with all kinds of colors. Definitely lots of fun, and only somewhat messy.
I tried to load a video but it wasn't working, I'll try again later.
After receiving his awards, they participated in a graduation ceremony. They took off the Wolf bandanna, we walked over a bridge and were presented with the Bear bandanna.
Now a proud Bear!