Ciaran was given Daisy, the giant stuffed green frog, to take home for a few days. To his bad luck we had horrible weather so Daisy didn't really get too far. That said, part of the reason they bring it home is to allow them to use their imaginations. A paper comes along with it to complete with some statements to complete.
Here are Ciaran's answers:
I slept...."in Ciaran's bed"
I went..."to Target, to the zoo an to the farm"
I had fun..."wearing underwear"
I ate..."Peanutbutter and jelly and pizza pie"
Something else that happened...."She went to the barn and pretended to be a cowgirl"
None of this actually happened. He made it all up. But he does crack me up. Not sure where he comes up with this stuff.
We were also assigned "The detective bag". Each child brings this home and picks an item to put in. They have to come up with three clues and bring it to school and the other kids in class have to try and guess what is in the bag. Colin brought it home. He chose a Knight to put in the bag. Here are the clues he plans on saying tomorrow:
1. He rides a horse
2. He has a shield and sword.
3. He saves Princess'.
I think he did a great job. Let's see how it goes tomorrow. I didn't let Ciaran or Cormac see what was in the bag so they can guess tomorrow.
Last week Ciaran had the Detective Bag. He chose a Koala Bear. Here were his clues:
1. He climbs trees.
2. He lives in Austraila
3. He eats eucalyptus leaves
Cormac hasn't done his yet but it will be here. We will also get Daisy two more times!
Cormac has started reading. It seems to just be clicking all of a sudden. It's pretty cool to watch. I have been told children with hearing loss will sometimes struggle with reading. I am happy he does not seem to slowed down. He asked if he could write the Princess' names and wanted me to spell them. I asked him to do it instead. Here's how he spelt them: Ariel he spelt "Arel" Rapunzel he spelt "Tiana" he spelt "Tianu" which makes sense.
He was also playing a game on Pbskids.org and it was a game from Super Why. I thought the game would be too difficult for him. First, he had to listen to a word and then find the matching word that rhymed out of 12 choices. Do you know he did everyone?? I was even amazed at how well he HEARD the voice saying the first word. I also made him do it with no volume and he sounded out both words! LOVE LOVE LOVE
Some exciting news on my girl. Today, she was doing her normal "downward dog" yoga position. She leaned back into a squat and balanced with no hands. She proceeded to stand up without holding onto anything. She stood for maybe 3 seconds and then squatted back down (still no hands) and stood back up again for a few seconds before falling onto her behind. She was so excited and proud of herself. She started clapping like crazy. It could have also been one Mommy and 3 little boys all yelling with excitement. Tonight I stood her in her room and she was able to hold it for about 3 or 4 seconds. She is well on her way! If she starts walking soon she is going to look so cute. She is still so small and will look like a baby walking! Keep your fingers crossed for her.