Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lil Monster's Ball

 Here is Isabel in her Alice in Wonderland Costume. All of these pictures (except the pumpkin one are from the Lil Monster's Ball at the Owatonna Art Center. It was such a fun Halloween Activity. I sure hope they do it again next year!

 Alice in Wonderland & Harry Potter

 Trying out the Mad Scientist's Magic Drink

Playing Mummy Ring Toss 

Playing in one of the sensory tables 

Conga line for the Ball 

These are their pumpkins that they carved with our (heavy) assistance.

Be sure to check out brother's blog for other pictures, as well as my Wordless Wednesday on Save Green Being Green on Halloween.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

1st Grade Volleyball

Just some pictures from 1st (& 2nd grade) volleyball. In the picture, Isabel is in between 2 taller 2nd graders. She is so much better at volleyball this year than she was last year. She was pretty proud of her skills and that she could hit farther than some of the 2nd graders.

Playgroup Halloween Party

Just a few pictures of Isabel at the playgroup Halloween Party. We had 10 families there, so I think there was about 25 kids there then. 

I am making her an Alice in Wonderland costume, but the tulle I ordered did not come yet. So, she had to be the Pumpkin Princess costume she picked out after Halloween last year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Great Start to 1st Grade

Ok, I may be getting ahead of myself here because conferences are not until next week, but I am going to do some bragging just because she came home from school today and was so proud of herself because:

  • Her art teacher & classmates picked a picture of hers to go on the art cart that goes in to each classroom with the art teacher, so everyone gets to see it.
  • She got a certificate from a 6th grader for being a "Hallway Hero" for walking nicely in the hallway (if you have ever been in a school hallway, you know that sometimes there is running & shoving & it's crowded).
  • And the book she is holding is AR level 1.8. She will take her next test tomorrow. Up to this point she has taken & passed 5 1.6 levels with 100% and 5 1.7 levels with 100% and now has moved to 1.8. She is very excited to get that 2nd grade reading level in the next month. After tomorrow's test she will have taken 6 tests this month. The goal is 8, but at 10 she gets a prize. I bet you can guess how many she plans to do.
So, that was today, let's tell you about the last 5 weeks of school too:
  • She has passed her weekly spelling tests with 100% each week (not without practice though, we do a run through of her reading the words, then a verbal test and 2 practice tests at home)
  • She knows all her weekly sight words, no practice needed, she just knows them!
  • She has gotten 100%, A+ & the desired "cowboy star" (basically all three mean the same thing, but they seem to appear each time on a big test) on all her math tests.
  • She also received a ribbon at the elementary school assembly. It was for being a good classroom leader and friend (one person in a class gets one whenever they give them.) I wish I could have been there to see her face, a friend was there and said she was so surprised.
  • She has gotten 8 tickets that are put in to a drawing (they stay in there until they are picked) for doing good/helpful things in the class and she did get her name drawn out once.
  • And she was one of 3 kids in her class to turn in their summer reading sheets and go to the assembly and won a prize there
Let's hope the rest of the year continues to be so great for her. She is a very smart girl, but she also works very hard to keep improving. I am very proud of her.