Monday, September 24, 2007

What's Been Goin' On?

Reilly loves Learning Language Arts Through Literature, which is something new that we started this year. One of the things in last weeks lessons was that she was to memorize one of two poems and then "present" the poem on Poetry Day. I took a video of her saying the poem, since we don't have an actual class to present to poem to!

At one point during the week, she was also to illustrate the poem. I loved the picture that she made, and we both thought it was really funny that I thought that God, the yellow figure down at the bottom of the picture, was a cheeseburger. That's why she drew a picture of me eating a cheeseburger!

Declan is learning how to make uppercase letters. He loves using his HWT slate and he's getting really good! So far he's learned E, H, F, and A.

Sometimes Reilly adopts the weirdest poses to do her schoolwork. She's almost always at least partially standing at her chair, if not trying to do the center splits while working at the board. I have tried hard to just let her stand how she wants to stand, realizing that while it might be "bothering" me, the only thing that is important is whether or not she's learning what she's supposed to learn.

Oh, and to top things off, here's a little video of her doing what my Mom has dubbed "Blazin' Guns 'o' Love". We're nothing if not a silly, dramatic family, are we?


Sherri said...

Loving the vidoes!!!!

Shari said...

Your kids are sweet. I love those blazing guns of love. She does that well. Declan looks really proud of himself. WTG!

Anonymous said...

Your kids are hilarious and adorable. I'm so glad I found your blog.