Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Open House

Tonight was our first school Open House we attended. Tyler and I were really excited. I don't know why I was excited. Maybe, because I actually felt grown up.? "I have a child in school", I keep reminding myself. I am no longer 18, but close to 30! YIKES! (Not that 30 is old.)

Sean stayed home and studied most of the day. In two weeks he should be ready to take a couple tests. That will get him his Network Plus and A plus certifications. ( I have no idea what any of this means, except he is working with computers.)

When Tyler came home Sean took a break from studying and took the kids on the go-cart. The kids LOVE riding on the go-cart!

I did laundry. (No surprise there.) I also worked with Emily and Isabelle on preschool pages. Emily is struggling to hold the pencil correctly in her hand. I don't know how to help her grasp the concept. Any ideas? Emily is very smart and she loves learning! She wants to read so badly, because Tyler is reading. I told her first she needs to be able to recognize all of the letters and know the sounds they make. We have been working on that. Emily also colors really well and stays in the lines of her picture. Emily is so fun to be around. She has been such a huge help to me with Ethan. She is a very kind sister to all of her siblings. She can be a Drama Queen sometimes. She also needs to work on being patient, after all she is just a kid. Isabelle is also very smart. She has no problem holding the pencil. She also draws very well for her age! Isabelle is hitting the bossy stage. I just say she gets being bossy from her Aunt Jessica. ;) Today we also, painted our nails. Great preschool! Emily asked if we could have a make up party. I love having girly girls!

Tyler has been REALLY good these past two days!! I love when I pick him up from school and he says, "Jacob C." or "Dalton W. were bad today." I love when he calls the kids in his class by their first name and first initial in their last name. So cute!

Tyler was so excited about the open house. He showed us all where everything was. His classroom, the gym, the computer lab, the cafeteria, the art room, the bathrooms, his desk, and all around his room. I remember those days of being so excited to show my mom everything. Sean and I talked to his teacher. She is so nice! She said she was really impressed with Tyler being home schooled and him sitting still and interacting so well with the other children. I was happy to hear that! Before we left school Tyler bought a Pokemon book with his hard earned money. He was so excited. He did is homework without putting up that big of a fight. ;)

I am tired.


Lupe said...

I'm all giddy and excited about my kids open house too! You have an amazing, sweet family. I love to hear about kids wanting to learn. That's awesome! And Hello? How fun is go-cart!


Megan said...

Ooooo....I just read a thing online a couple weeks ago about teaching kids how to hold pencils!) See if it works for you.