Wednesday, October 31
Getting ready to go on their march around the school
Marching around the playground
Miss Weatherholtz Class - Room 18
Maddy again was annoyed at Nayeila who seems to be having behaviourial problems according to the Instructional Teacher I spoke with that day. He didn't want me taking a picture with her in it LOL
Tuesday, October 23
Saturday, October 20
Friday, October 19
I helped with the writing center, where they had to draw a picture and then write down some words to describe it. The writing levels range from a few students not knowing any words to a few kids that did. I went around the tables and all the kids wanted to share with me and ask me lots of questions. When I finally got to Madison's table, he had drawn a picture of Daddy, Mummy and himself at the zoo. Underneath he wrote "Dad", "Mum" and "Madison." (caps and small letters all in the right place) :) I was proud of him.
Come recess time he was full of fun and laughter and playing games with his friends Ryo, Annie, Azfar, Claudia, Michael and Matthew. He's a chatterbox and likes to make funny faces and make his friends laugh. It also seems like he has a close friendship with Annie - his new best friend!
I spoke with both his teachers while they were on the playground and they said that Maddy is kind, polite, helpful and friendly and considering he did not go to pre-school (except a month or two in Samoa), how well he socialises with his classmates.
My next volunteer session is at the end of the month, when they have their Whacky Halloween Festival - I'll take lots of pictures then.
Wednesday, October 17
Next time you have a cough, try it, I'm going to LOL
Tuesday, October 16
He is not happy that he has to stay home as he would rather be at school with his friends. They are preparing for the Halloween Whacky Festival at the end of the month and also practicing new songs for the Heritage Festival early next month. All the kids are performing and singing songs and everyone can dress up in their national or native colors or traditional wear. We haven't decided how we should dress him up - they say you can have them wear the flag of their country or nationality or dress them up in their national clothing. What do you think we should do? Any suggestions family? maybe dress him up in an i'e faitaga and shirt, or screen print a shirt with the samoan, japanese and cook island flags or go all KIWI or ?!?
If you take a look at the school link here under Heritage Festival, you can see the different outfits the students wore - they looked awesome! http://www.fcps.edu/StenwoodES/scrapbook.htm
Monday, October 15
Monday, October 8
Maddy, Daddy and the Lions
Inside A T-Rex Skull
Umm Some Kind Of Lizard LOL
Maddy with his two new toys, Giraffe and Donkey