I include this first picture to show you my students' longhouses for the Culture Night on Thursday. There are 5 more Native American type homes in my classroom, but these two are the piece de resistance and turned out very cool.... The boys loved the event - as did I. It was a huge amount of work, but worth it to see so many kids learning about different cultures!
The nurse cut off his splint and Ethan's eyes went straight to his arm.
Except you can. They had a super cool soccer ball cast. Ethan was elated. Solid colors are so last year.... Been there done that....
Because I took Ethan to the doctor, I missed my grading time at school for the trimester, so that is how I spent today. 7 hours in front of the computer. Ick! The boys went to the Lorax (which was a bit much for Ethan apparently - he is his mother's son - emotional). Then they came back and tried to stay out of my hair. Tried. Tried hard.
Finally I was seeing double from all the screen time and we decided to go down the street to a local restaurant for some grub. Delicious food and a fun atmosphere and then the boys and I walked back home. They drove me nuts, stopping every few steps to look at something, but once I finally gave in and switched to science teacher mode, we had fun. Lots to find.
Lucas found a bunch of pinecones. Which he insisted on bringing home and planting as he yelled out, "I am the Wolax, I peak for da twees!"
"You're not doing it right Lucas."
Ethan likes to make himself the supervisor of the situation. Offering no solutions, but plenty of criticism. I suppose that's the job of an older brother.
After we came inside for awhile, the boys were joking around as all boys do - potty talk, etc. We told them to stop being inappropriate with their words and Ethan started yelling out advice to not say the "F" word. I asked him what he thought the F word was and he replied, "You know Mom. Everybody says not to say the F word. It starts with a P and ends with a P." And so tomorrow we'll work on our phonics skills a little more.....