Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday, 12/12 The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today has been fun:

  • Went to co-op where I got to play with the 2 and 3 year olds, Josh, Sean and Becky did ASL, Cultural Studies (Chanukah!) and Astronomy.

  • I taught the Astronomy lesson. The older kids knew more than I did, but I think it went okay.

  • Went to the Our Lady of Guadalupe puppet show where Will, Josh, Sean and Becky all helped out with the show. It was a potluck lunch too. We helped breakdown the set and put it away.

  • Brought home a friend of Josh's and they played pool for a while until the friends dad picked him up. Now we are waiting for another friend of Josh to show up for a playdate (hmmm, they are 13 and 12 so playdate doesn't seem the right word!).

One thing that has really warmed the cockles of my heart this week is seeing Sean read a book on his own! He hasn't done that since he went through the Jigsaw Jones books during the summer. And that was just because we were doing our annual summer reading contest.

So far this year he has read: Pedro's Journal (very reluctantly); Small Wolf (very short); My Father's Dragon (he loved this one); The Man Who Would Not Die (about St. Peter; he complained bitterly at first but then started to like it); now I've assigned The Last Little Cat by the same guy who wrote School on the Wheel, which he likes well enough, I think. But he got a book out of the library by Eoin Colfer called and he really liked it. There are at least 3 in the series. He read it in two days. That is a complete record for him. A first!

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