pinterest-dd591.htm Oak Creek Academy: June 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Picutres! FINALLY!!

Here is Thing One doing freestyle. He's getting
better every time.

So, here's Thing Two at his first Mini's meet. He wasn't quite ready
for having to swim 25 meters. Yes, he is crying; but one of
the big kids is with him!!

So, with the boys being so busy with swimming, they're eating more. We had taco's for dinner tonight. Next time, we'll have to fix 2 pounds of meat. The boys are eating more and more. Ack!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No Pictures, but

the boys did well at the swim meet last night. It got postponed from Monday to Tuesday due to thunderstorms and lightening. Thing One took about 10 seconds off of his freestyle and was quicker on backstroke. Thing Two, much to his surprise, swam 25 meters, with a kick board and the help of an older swimmer.

Another meet tonight and one on Saturday. Beginning to think that swimming takes more time than football. Boys are active and I get to hang out with adults when they're at practice.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Newington Forest Neptunes

The boys will be swimming in their first meet of the summer tonight.  Hoping to get some good photos and might just have to post them.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Test Scores are in

We got Simon's scores in, toward the end of last week. He did an awesome job on his year end test. He was right on target, for most subjects, did exceptional in the areas that we knew were his favorites, and needs a little extra help in only a couple areas that he's always struggled in. This will help us with filling in some gaps over the summer.

All I can say is, "Way to go Kiddo!! :)"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Five In A Row

The kids and I have been working through Five in a Row (FIAR) this week.  It is a unit based curriculum, where, for five days, you read the same book.  Each day, you are discuss either Social Studies, Art, Geography, Math, or Science lesson's based from the book.  The boys have actually really enjoyed the work we've been doing.  The beauty of this curriculum, is that the even the most basic information is cover, you'll have touched on a wide variety of information.  It's been easy to pull extra's together; many folks, who've used this curriculum, have published extra read-a-louds, field trips, and other lists to tie into current reading. 

In the coming weeks, we'll settle on Math and Grammar curriculum to supplement what the boys are learning in FIAR.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Best Thing

Just wondered, from those who cross this blog, what's been the best part of your day?  Or from whatever day you come across this site.  

For me, getting some clothing at Wal-mart.  Also, it was planting some basil and transplanting a volunteer basil from last year.

Cheers and I look forward to hearing your comments.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer Lovin'; Havin some Fun

Just wondered what activities folks remembered well from being a kid.  I remember the trips to Wisconsin:  long car rides, time at the lake, grandparents fridge and freezer stocked with junk food, waffles for breakfast.  AAAAAAHHHHHH.

Remember many other things too.  Swimming at local pool, trips to library to read on a rainy day, catching firefly's.  

Now, we get to relive some of those memories with our kids.  At least the Grandparents are closer in comparison.