Life in the classroom

So we’ve gone back to the preschool motto used in J’s class “what’s fair for one is not always fair for all.” J used to earn 2 rounds of free choice time. One for morning work and one for afternoon work. They were short long-term goals. He has struggled the last month to get any work done and has instead chosen to throw huge Tasmanian devil tantrums. So they lowered their expectations and let him do anything he wanted as long as he asked. A worksheet a day was a big accomplishment. This week they raised their expectations and are asking him to do his work but every time he finishes an assignment he gets to do a bit a free choice (computer, iPad, etc.) He’s actually had a fairly good week if you don’t count the first 30 minutes of Monday.

On a completely separate note, this is the time of year for fundraisers for clubs, groups, schools etc. Usborne Books and More has come up with a super easy fundraiser that gives 43% back to the organization (slightly less if no tax exempt Id is available). If you, your school, church, sports group, family reunion are interested in finding out more please take a look at this quick presentation. http://bit.ly/cardsfundraiser It is on going so keep it in mind for future funding needs as well.

Transitions are Killing us!

The short story:

There have been changes in the structure, location, and teachers for Bible Class. This has led to him standing on tables, throwing fits etc. Last night he went into an adjoining room and found a jar of orange powder tempera paint…and proceded to sprinkle, spray and toss it all over the empty room. He was sweaty from playing before class and what stuck to him turned to paint. Yeah that pretty much sums up our month.

Trying to revive this place!

Dear Blog(osphere),

I have missed you. I know I have cheated on you with facebook but I am ready to come back. It has almost been a year and there is plenty of catching up to do so here it is in list form cause you know I can get kinda wordy:

1) Big family Christmas with lots of people and presents, a wedding, a health crisis (not mine)

2)House we rented was foreclosed on. No solid leads on a rental. Decision to buy

3)Hubby was told he was going to be discharged from the airforce. (as of posting he is still in Korea with no return date, but it may be soon)

         3b) In an attempt to get stuff done before the insurance/military benefits run out we have been to the pediatric dentist 5 times in month, the ladies doctor, the primary care, the vet, and the optometrist.

4)J left home in the middle of the night. I was woken up when the police brought him home. (pick your jaw up off the floor, everyone is okay and new safeguards are in place.)

5)Found awesome new house that pretty much met our dream list. Took 3 months to close on it cause the asset manager was a pain in the tookus!

6)Made the slow move to the new house. It is only a mile from old house so we moved at a leisurely pace.

7)Aunt Melody came for a month to help save my sanity. We missed her flight home due to oversleeping, she stayed an extra week.

8)We took in a foster dog. She was beautiful and sweet and now she is adopted to a wonderful family.

9)I rejoined the Usborne Books business as a consultant. Shameless plug here: http://www.ubah.com/n3365 . Do your Christmas shopping, host a party, find out more about our free books for schools and money for fundraisers.

10)I refocused on personal time like playing Bunco, having coffee with friends and blogging.

There is your year in review.

Love,

The Prodigal Blogger.

P.S. Pink pancakes and Backyardigans keep my blog stats from plummeting into despair. I find that hilarious.