Thursday, February 14

Look at all those Valentines!!

Valentines Party At School

Yes, they celebrate Valentines in Kindergarten!! It was actually kind of cute seeing all the kids get involved in creating or putting together their own valentine gifts. They ate yummy cupcakes and biscuits and fruits as well as juice. They had activites like bingo, creating valentine puzzles, arts and crafts using paper hearts and making little heart face puppets. They even had cute little paper heart plates and napkins too to go with the Valentines theme.

It was fun taking part and helping the kids with their activities. Madison spent most of his time at the arts and crafts table and made a fish and snake out of hearts - he is very creative and loves cutting, pasting, mixing and doing all sorts of arty type activities. Watch out Picasso!!

Maddy put together a little goodie bag which had a small pkt of chocolate hershey heart kisses, a diego/dora lollipop and a valentines pink pencil for the girls and a spiderman pencil for the boys.

Sunday, February 10

School Reports Are Out!

Maddy got his second school report last week and I must say he is doing quite well considering English is not his first language, and this is his first time in a real school setting. He did go to preschool in Samoa but that was more of a play time school than anything else.

There are still areas of improvement in the social-emotional development area as most of the behaviors were "demonstrated most of the time." Overall his scores are at level 3-4 (Progressing towards Mastery of Kindergarten Objectives in Oral Language and Mathematics and Mastery of Kindergarten Objectives in Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies). He is also "consistently demonstrating" behaviors in PE, Art and Music, his favorite three classes of all.

We are so happy with his progress report considering some of the behaviors he does demonstrate at home are far from what is mentioned in his report LOL. Well done Son!

Wednesday, February 6

Welcome to the World Baby Micah :)

Congratulations Mommy Sachi and Daddy Mareko and welcome to the world Baby Micah, weighing in at 3.2kg and 48cm long.

Hope Mommy is recovering well and Micah is happy to be finally here!

Lots of Love from Us here in the US of A!!!

Sunday, February 3

Happy Birthday Mommy!!

Maddy and I hope mommy had a wonderful birthday yesterday! We are both lucky to have her in our lives!

Friday, February 1

Certificate of Achievement Award

Madison received a "Certificate of Achievement" award today for the "Character Education Pizza Lunch."

Each student has the opportunity to earn tickets for being responsible, caring, respectful, honest, and cooperative. At the end of each month, the teachers choose a name from their ticket box to attend the Pizza Lunch with his Principal and Vice. Madison was chosen for this month :)

Congratulations Son and well done on your achievements!!!!