Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wy began to write using the pen and I watched as he began to write. I thought "Gee, Meme, you are so smart to encourage your grandson to write with this pen." I was shocked when we gave me a copy of the Preamble of the Constitution written by memory with the quill pen non stop. Meme's may be smart, but grandsons are awesome.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It gives the child respect. Look, copy and create. So many of the books printed now pander. They think children cannot learn with out minutia instructions from adults. Children are very quick to understand and apply. That is why I love these older books. They believe in children's capabilities.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Gallivanting Gals have to gallivant at home.
The first night we ate out. You gotta take a break and take some time to live it up. So we ate at a restaurant in HSV called De Carlo on the Green. An Italian restaurant on the Diamante Golf Course. It was good and we had some good laughs. What we didn't get was lost. We usually go driving around the village to see what is new, but it was dusk and all the houses look the same.
The view of the restaurant. Pretty view and lovely setting. The only thing I missed were my two youngest daughters. [If you have three daughters or sons then the oldest one will always be the oldest and the youngest will always be the youngest, but the middle child could be one of two. The two oldest daughters or the two youngest daughters-so versatile.] One lives in Germany and one lives in a book-summer school at Henderson. I didn't just miss them being there I missed their mix to the tossed salad. Which is why we, all the GGs, can only be together in a confined space for no more than 48 hours. Too much mix to keep fresh.
My mom. She is so cute.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We had a great time reading and I found some intriguing books. Trying to get good reading material is one of my biggest jobs. Reading just for fun seems to be a thing of the past. When I was a substitute in the elementary schools the curriculum instructs the teacher to pick apart the story in teaching the student what writing a story entails. If I was a student in elementary school, I would dread reading on my own, because of the impression I would have to pick apart the book and thereby kill the very thing I was to enjoy.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I sometimes think we don't do enough art work. I know some schools are cutting back, but I sure wish that the kids who love to paint and draw and sculpt and all that involves art were able to have that opportunity. I know it is messy, but I say to parents,
- Let them create
- Teach them to clean up
Friday, July 10, 2009
Our VBS getting into the Boomerang Express Song.
My Workers are the best. First thing they ask me is if there is anything they can do for me. Wow! What a blessing.
The Sheep puppets that we are making is fun. It is so much fun to see the people react to the sheep puppet. No matter if you are standing right in front of them, (adults and children alike), and they know you are talking, if your puppet is in their view and the puppet looks like it is talking to you you will react to the puppet not the person talking for the puppet. Amazing how we will suspend reality.
Our Hallelujah -Praise ye the Lord ending.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
After the first class is over it is snack time and boy they always have great snacks from the kitchen crew. Let's give them a great hand. Yea!!!
Now it is recreation time and there is always fun to be had.
Jackie enjoying watching the kids do Boomerang Express hand motions.
Chris didn't know he was so good at working with crafts.