17 April 2010

Gene's birthday 2010

I love this picture of Ernie. Can't tell you how often I see that
look. The tres amigos blowing out the candle. Babygirl joins in the

16 April 2010

Dru's report card comments, 1st marking period, first grade

Dru is such a wonderful, motivated student.  He consistently completes his work and makes wonderful choices for independent work.  He is reading well above grade level and can retell with accuracy and his able to discuss characters, setting, major events and make personal connections.  He is working on grammar work such as compound words, suffixes, and prefixes.  Dru also has excellent math skills.  He is able to problem solve with ease using addition, subtraction, and fair shares.  He has worked with geometric shapes and has a good understanding of squares, trapezoids, parallelograms, and hexagons.  In writing, Dru writes complete stories with a beginning, middle, and end.  He spaces between his words.  His stories are sequenced and complete.

December 2009

Dru's report card comments, 2nd marking period, first grade

Dru continues to work above grade level in all areas.  In reading, he is able to read and retell with accuracy.  He has good fluency and can discuss characters, setting, and major events.  He understands fiction and non-fiction texts.  In math, he is able to problem solve with ease and can explain his work.  He can compare two objects using the attributes alike and different.  He understands time to the hour and half hour. He can identify, draw, and name parallelograms, hexagons, trapezoids, rectangular prisms, cylinders, and cones.  In writing, Dru is able to write with a beginning, middle and end.  He includes all the story components such as characters, setting, and major events.  He includes details to make his stories more interesting.

(April 2010)