Thursday, February 17, 2011

Honest Abe & Soccer...

First grade is wearing me out! Monday was the Valentine's party (food, valentines & mailbox), Tuesday was the patriotic musical, Wednesday was church and today was soccer evaluations, homework, studying for the tomorrow's spelling test AND an overdue project...eeeeeekkkkk!

Yep...overdue. How is the world did that happen? I don't think I was ever late on a project...ever. And now, I have caused my baby to be late on a project...and she is only in the first grade! I hope this isn't a sign of things to come! Apparently sometime in the last month, information about this "big project" was sent home in Hillary Ashton's folder. I have no recollection of that event. She got a note sent home today saying that she has lost 10 points on the project since it is late (due on Wednesday). Crap. Shouldn't I be getting docked 10 points instead of my baby? And while they are at it, they can assign any tardies to me too :o)

I helped her work on the project tonight...we can't afford to lose any more points! We are barely hanging on to an "A" at this point :o) Ha! She had to write a speech about her favorite president {which is Abraham Lincoln...who knew?} and make a vest out of a paper sack.

Writing her speech...how is it possible that my baby is writing? Wasn't it just yesterday that she was learning her ABCs?
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The vest...
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Her favorite thing about Lincoln is that slavery was abolished during his presidency, hence the Gettysburg address quote :o)
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She also likes that he "gets to have his face on two monies."
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Practicing her speech for daddy...
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Lucky us...soccer evaluations were tonight too!

This child has never played soccer...in fact, I don't think she has ever touched a soccer ball.
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That little fact did not affect her confidence at all :o)
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That's my baby :o)
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She called Daddy when she finished. She said, "I did good. Really, really good."
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Mommy was sooooo thankful that these little sweeties did good during the evaluations too :o)
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1 comment:

Heather M. said...

I always find it funny how teachers assign all the littles "homework" & "Projects"...they may as well just drop the parent an e-mail...it's really the parent's responsiblility anyway...sorry about the 10 point loss. I call NO FAIR!!! :) LOVE her new glasses! SUPER CUTE!!!!