Friday, September 11, 2009

Can you believe it!

I have taken a few days off and my friend reminded me today! Sorry guys, we have been horribly busy going through the motions of the day. I have been putting a lot of effort into Emmie's work this week and Carrington and Jensen have both been swamped with work. But, here we are thankful for the weekend!

Today was the Freedom Walk on our base. All three elementary schools met at the local baseball fields for a small ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on 9-11 and those who are bravely fighting for our country today. Because we were leaving the school so soon after we arrived, I emailed the Superwoman and asked her if Emmie could take her test as soon as we arrived. We arrived at school shortly after 8 and Emmie went into the Resource Room to complete her spelling test. About 8:15 she emerged with her test in hand. Guess what? Emmie made her very first 100% on a spelling test!! Can you believe it?!?! She worked so hard this week and it worked! And the best part, much better than the 100%, after school she could STILL spell the words! That, my friend, is progress! This week, instead of completing the regular 3rd grade homework, we added multi-sensory activities. I used the Boardmaker program so she could visually "see" the words, we created "magic" spelling words with paint and white crayons, and even scratch and sniff words. My goal was to tag team as many senses as I could in order for her to remember the words! Emmie was so excited and we were all proud of her, so of course we celebrated with ice cream after school! We went to Foster's Freeze in Vacaville and Emmie decided on a Caramel Shake. Yummy :)

Tonight we are just watching a movie and relaxing. Tomorrow will be the start of next week's spelling word practice!

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