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Thursday, March 28, 2013

So Much Progress!

So we are in 4th quarter now! I feel like this group of kiddos has had an enormous amount of progress! They were slow starters but boy once they got up and going they haven't slowed down for a minute! It is so much fun when they get to this point. We have been doing so many fun projects! This week of course we have been concentrating on chick, bunny, & egg stuff! I created a little packet to assist in practicing on their addition and subtraction and they have loved using all of the papers and the centers in that packet!
This group of kids definitely loves "Math Journals" I think it feels like a big kid activity to them! I loved there little chick drawings! Aren't they cute?
You can get these activities in our TPT store! We are really rocking out on addition but subtraction is not as solid. What are you all doing to move along their subtraction?
Much Love, Autumn & Ruth


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pete the Cat

What a great time! We spent the week in the world of "Pete the Cat". Autumn had the privelege to introduce Mr. Eric for his session on Saturday Morning at the Missouri Conference on the Young Years.

I enjoyed my role of being the Nana and being sure that my granddaughter, Naomi had a great Pete the Cat appliqued tee shirt to wear to help her mom inroduce Eric.  We bought Pete the Cat stuffed animals,  CDs for ourselves and daycare. Naomi and I enjoyed sleeping in and feeding the ducks on the lake, while Autumn worked as a member of the Planning Team. She discussed sessions with me at meal time about student behaviour, development of math skills, brain research, and all the great friends that she was able to reconnect with!
Naomi got to go on stage to for the introduction! We were sad to learn that there will not be anymore Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin. The illustrator James Dean decide to use his character Pete to write his own stories. But Mr. Eric is working on some new characters.We can't wait to see those new ones!
Much Love, Ruth & Autumn

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Conference on the Young Years!

We leave in the morning to head to the lake for the DESE Conference on the Young Years! I am on the planning committee for this conference. The best part this year is I have the priviledge of introducing Eric Litwin. Yep you heard me right! Pete the Cat's author! I adore Pete! My  class does as well. My daughter really loves Pete! I ordered her a super cute Pete top & made a matching bow! Is there anyone else out there going to CYY? If so I would love to meet any of you!
Much Love, Autumn & Ruth