Wednesday, November 23, 2011

School is Cool

In first grade the children are required to take timed math tests.  Tyler is really good at math, but he's had a few tests that he's struggled with.  He is so used to succeeding that the first time he didn't pass the test in the time allowed he got upset.  We wanted him to know how proud of him we are no matter what and he worked hard to memorize the math facts and the next week he passed the test!  He wanted to know if he could get some Baskin Robbins ice cream as a reward and his Dad told him he'd earned that.  Little rewards can go a long way!  And cause blue teeth...

 New this year at school is Bulldog Breakfast.  Tyler and Lucy have made it a weekly routine to get up early on Fridays and rush to school for the pancakes and sausage.  It gives Tyler a chance to hang out with some friends before school, get a good breakfast, and Lucy gets to eat and feel like a Bulldog as well.
 To kick off Red Ribbon Week the PTA sponsored an assembly featuring trick BMX riders.  These guys talked about drugs being uncool and showed the kids how to be cool.  The day before the assembly a question was posted on Facebook and the first 10 parents to respond won their child a poster and the chance to have it autographed by the BMX riders.  Because Jenn is ALWAYS on Facebook Tyler was one of the winners!  Here he is getting autographs from the guys.

During Red Ribbon Week the school had spirit days.  The first one was to wear red, the second one was crazy hair day (which Tyler totally got into), backwards day, sunglasses day, and then your favorite sports jersey.  Tyler participated all week and really got into the spirit.  He is really enjoying his school...and that makes Mommy and Daddy so happy!

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