Sunday, March 27, 2011

Principal Awards

Yep, there are two! For far this year Xander has two awards, one for being enthusiastic about learning, the newest one for being a responsible and caring student. Go Xander!

As a treat, dad made donuts for pudding. What a treat, they were delicious!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Catch up

Xander had his 'learning conference' on Monday (fancy term for parent-teacher interviews!).
School finished at 1:45pm and i took him, on Tuesday, for a fluffy, and a catch up, just him and me!
It was so lovely. He wanted a milkshake but the cafe only did iced chocolates but he didn't care when he saw it. Oh, and the donut!

It's nice catching up with my little man, who daily astounds me with how un-little he is!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Berries, berries, berries!

Our playgroup outing this term was mid-term and we went berry picking!
Out on Morrinsville road and the guy was so nice. They had dug up all the strawberries ready for the new crop, except for 3 long rows because he knew we were coming!

juicy strawberries!

picking raspberries.

so careful and precise with her picking!
 The kids had a blast - and i think the adults did too :)
Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

And of course a real fruit ice cream at the end. Delicious!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Swimming Sports

We went and watched Xander's year give us a swimming demonstration of what they have learned.
I thought that Xander looked a bit bored, but he tells me he had a great time, so that is all that matters!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tea Parties and Barbies

Esmee is real little lady these days.
She plays with her Barbies almost daily, and when friends come it is all about barbies and of course tea parties :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Xander's School Days

Xander has settled into school this term really well. Making lots of friends, making the teachers work hard with all the assessing as he keeps moving on them! (academically!!)
He even got a Principal award for his willingness to learn :D

I'm not too sure about what Maths they do, whenever i ask he says things like: "We played on the number mat" "We worked on number 11" Really, JUST the number 11?
So this is an area i will be discussing with his teachers at the learning conference (Their phrase for parent-teacher interviews!)

But he doing great guns on his reading and we work often on his word card to help him progress to the next level.

Here are some of the stories up on the wall at school. In true Xander style!

yep, our little man is firm believer and member of the rubbish patrol.
They don't have an official name, he just picks up rubbish with friends some lunchtimes!!

i forgot to take a picture of his art for this blurb :(

These are some of the ways Xander helps to be responsible

Good grief, i think we've been watching too much How To Train Your Dragon!