September 14, 2014
September 3, 2014
September 2, 2014
August 28, 2014
Yesterday was an evening to remember! During dinner, a neighbor knocked on the door to tell us that there was a monkey outside that wanted to meet Chase - and despite sounding absolutely crazy, he was right! The monkey and its trainer, who works with people with special needs, happened to be passing through the neighborhood and they thought Chase would enjoy meeting him.
Trent surprised us all by immediately being willing to hold the monkey and letting him sit on his head!!
Chase's first reaction was that he didn't want to have anything to do with the monkey, but over the course of an hour, the trainer managed to make Chase feel comfortable enough to sit next to the monkey, touch his tail, shave the monkey's head with a razor, tickle his hands and feet, and even give him kisses!!
Check out the Monkey Doctor for more about what Dr. Irving and Bobby do around the metro Atlanta area!
August 25, 2014
August 21, 2014
Trent has had it up to his ears with traditional spelling practice - you know, the kind where the parent calls out the word and the child spells it back? So we have gotten creative with how we will be practicing his spelling words this year and came up with a Spelling Activity Box!
Inside the box (which I of course had lots of fun decorating!) are about fifty different ideas (sent home by his teacher) for how to practice spelling his red words, sight words, and weekly spelling words. Each day, he will pull out three slips of paper, each with a different activity for spelling the vocabulary words.
Here are some of the ideas to learn the vocab words: