Are you hungry, sweetie?

She asked if she could cut up this book:

Really? Why? Apparently she wanted to play with the food for her kids.

I love her brain.

So she did. Oh she did with precision.

Honey, honestly, you find ways to play that are so creative. I love watching you. And now, you are fed, and for that, I’m grateful.

Another poem just for the halibut!

I used to read my students Hailstones and Halibut Bones to inspire their poetry. Tot and I read it this week, and oh, the joy that came from it!

After we read about each color, we chose a color we would poetize! (is that a word?) Maybe personify?

I wrote about pink; no surprise there.

Tot wrote about green.

This is her work in progress.

I love that an elf shoe made it in. She has a mind like a whip! I love it so much I can’t even.

Doing these activities with you, Tot, makes me soar like an eagle. (How’s that for a simile?)

Grand it is and a Grand sound it makes

We have been shopping for it for a while, and we finally found the one. THE ONE is white; THE ONE is large; THE ONE is melodious. And it looks perfect in our new living room which we are starting to decorate.

It even matches Coopy.

Tatum and I enjoy it so much more than the keyboard we used for two years. Daddy is next to learn!

The Important Book and our poem

Tatum was home from school for three days due to too many teachers being quarantined.

So, I had to think fast. What can we do that would be kinda “schooly” but also fun? They did not provide any work, so I came up with some math, reading, art, and of course WRITING!

I pulled out a book I used to read my middle schoolers to inspire them to write a poem.

I read her the book, and she helped me read the repetition.

The first and last lines are repeated and the middle tells more about the item. It’s such a fun way to have perspective.

Here is how the book ends:

I just adore this book.

After, I told her to pick ANY item and write about it. I picked a cup of coffee. Ha!
She picked……

Yes, an umbrella. This is her FIRST copy! Not bad for a first. Also, her’s is much better than my 7th graders ever wrote.

Oh, what was Coopy doing?

First, he paid attention:

But then the rain was putting him to sleep.

Tot put her picture next to him so he had something to look at.

So proud of you, Tot…for all you do from drawing to writing to loving on Coopy.

We miss Mrs. Phillips and are praying for her daily!

Tatum is teaching in our new art/play room!

We love our new room. I put up a blackboard which uses liquid chalk, our new favorite. She loves to play teacher, so I was the student today. Today, we learned about dogs.

Did you know this Coopy?

Coopy?

Well, I am listening, Tatum. You keep teaching your heart out.

The future looks bright if Tot will be teaching! I love it.

Showing Gratitude is so important

Every day, Tatum, Daddy and I fill out a gratitude journal and share it with each other. Today, I shared ours with Mrs. Wilson since Tatum wrote about her in her journal. She has been subbing for the kids lately.

I shared with Mrs. Wilson what Tot wrote, and she wrote back to us:

Good morning,

I love it! Tatum is intelligent, kind and loving student. 

I love the picture she drew šŸ™‚

Tatum displays  the fruits of the spirit every day with her classmates. She truly loves and cares for everyone.

She loves prayer time. She always includes you, your husband and she also  prays for me:)

Iā€™m grateful for Tatum and you. You always encourage me and let me know you care😄

Have a blessed weekend.

Dorina Wilson