I just noticed that I have hit over 8,000 pageviews on my blog (according to blogger). And I am only a couple of posts away from 600. Who woulda known that writing on here would become such an important part of me and of my family. I love looking back at the chaos that is the last 3 years with my family and friends. Surreal.
This week flew by faster than I could blink. I had a very successful-feeling week in the classroom (except for the lesson on rounding - aye-yi-yi!) Ethan had a great time in class and learned all sorts of things about Assessment for Learning and grading by the standards. There was one assignment which he got a "2" on. This means "approaching the standard" - as in doesn't have it yet. He explained this to me and then explained what he needed to do in order to get a "4" - above standard. And the very next day he did it. He also loves to explain the "goals" of all his assignments to me. Since I took the book study with his teacher I know all what he is talking about and love seeing it played out in a kindergartner! If I can get my own students to be reflective I'll be thrilled!
Wednesday was the big day of the new cast. He got to stay home with daddy (and I left them all sorts of assignments to be working on). They trekked out to Tacoma - one nervous kid and one nervous dad.
Lucas has grown up all of a sudden. In some ways it's great. He's more confident, less anxious. In other ways he's driving us nuts. He likes to make huge messes and then throw a giant fit when it's time to clean them up. His favorite mess of choice right now is the big bag of beads. Seriously kid.
Looking forward to a weekend of fall weather and fun with family and friends. And maybe a bit of cleaning and school work. Okay a lot, but still! Focus on the positive!