Because the title of that post is as creative as I want to make it. Pathetic.
This morning we took Maria to school then came back home to clean up before heading to my doctor’s appointment. Megan came to the rescue and took the big kids to get hot chocolate while I learned that I gained 5 gigantic pounds in the last 4 weeks (seriously?!) and my blood pressure is an odd 108/56. The baby’s heartrate was 138 and I’m measuring just a few days ahead. Oh, and I’m in my third trimester…which I’m glad I learned because I had completely lost track of how many weeks I was.
So anyway, the middle kids went to school, Charlotte went to Dawn’s (LOVE it), and I went to take pictures of this little beauty:
Then I went to Children’s House where I wanted to observe Alice a little bit. She’s hilarious.
I walked in, though, and saw Jamie doing an art lesson. I love CHMS.
Emma is a senior in highschool and working on her senior project at the school.
“The artist is Russian, Mom.”
When I walked into the other room, the big classroom, Alice spotted me and led me around to show me her different lessons. She is so comfortable at school, I love it.
I learned about transferring kernels from one bowl to another. “Very carefully.”
She showed me where they wash the tiny cup. “Like this.”
I saw her “Five Little Pumpkins” art. Adorable.
And also heard a very cute song about a black cat and green eyes.
But then she was ready for a snack…
The independence she has at school is so great. She was so anxious and excited to show me how she can pour water into a real glass from a real pitcher. I need to remember to let her be more independent at home.
While she finished eating (because she takes forever and a year), I saw some other stuff going on.
…Spanish color matching game with Mr. Andrew…
…and more art.
It is very busy.
When Alice was done, she sat down and did some feeling stuff. Technical name for it? I have no clue.
Then my 3 year old told me the names of all the continents.
And then it was time to clean up. There is some redirection that needs to take place (*cough* Jamie *cough*) but for the most part, the kids definitely know what they need to do, and watching them with tiny child-sized brooms and dustpans and dusters is the cutest thing ever.
Before going outside, they practiced a bat song (because it’s almost Halloween, duh)
And then outside they went.
Love it. LOVE Children’s House. LOVE watching the kids all work together to learn. LOVE the kind words that come out of mouths (“I will help you clean that up!” “Please don’t bonk me like that.”)….even when they are scolding another child, it’s still done respectfully. I like that.
No, I love that.