Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Everybody Knows Victor

Victor has all new classmates this year.

After the first few days, he was either unwilling or unable to tell me the names of any of them except Scott. But I think every class has a Scott.

So yesterday, I reminded him that everyone at his school was new. And that he could tell his new classmates his name, and ask theirs.

"Oh. Everybody knows my name," he replied with total confidence.

"They do?" I asked.

"Yes," he said. "It is Victor. It is a pretty easy name. Victor."

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Get-to-Know-You Necklace

Victor started school this Wednesday!


On the first day, his teacher had the children make Get-to-Know-You bead necklaces. Each bead has a meaning.

According to the instruction sheet, Victor's necklace means:

He is a boy.

He has one brother.

He has one pet. (He thought this was pretty funny to include because Dog is, of course, a stuffed dog.)

He likes reading.

He really likes math.

He has attended two schools before this one.

His initials are V. S.

He also added extra pink beads and extra letter beads "to make it look nice."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Down by the Bay

When I was in elementary school, my siblings learned the song "Down by the Bay" at preschool.

You may know this song from Raffi's album, "Singable Songs for the Very Young."

It goes like this:

Down by the bay
Where the watermelons grow
Back to my home
I dare not go

For if I do
My mother would say:
Did you ever see a [bear]
[Combing his hair]

Down by the bay!

Obviously, you fill in your own words for the ones in brackets.

Zeke has really taken to this song. His most interesting lyric this week was:

Did you ever see a destructive meteor
Killing a meat-eater?

Down by the bay!