Sunday, August 17, 2008

Trying to cram a summer of fun into a few days!

Hi ya'll :)

I am sure you are wondering why I have two very cryptic posts from this past week. One is a You Tube Video of the Los Lobos band performing "Kiko and the Lavender Moon" live. No explanation was posted in addition to the video, so I just wanted to explain myself. The second post was a slideshow of pictures from our Monkey Joe's excursion last Wednesday. I have just been too darn busy to journal about our fun day. As you can see from the pictures, both kids had a blast! Even Jayce. Especially Jayce! I think we'll make Monkey Joe's 1/2 price Wednesdays our new favorite activity :)

Oh, about the video? Yeah, Jayce was the one that posted it on my blog. Its his current internet obession. He can listen to that song over and over and over again and not get sick of it. He especially loves the drums, bass, and keyboards in the beginning. All he has to do is pull down my "Favorites" bookmark under "Photos" and click on the You Tube logo. Then he can search under "Favorite Videos" on the YouTube page to get his Kiko song. I am sure he recognized the Blogger logo from seeing it everywhere on my computer and clicked on it to post the video. Boy wasn't *I* surprised to see it up there!

We have been soooo busy doing lots of fun stuff. Tomorrow is Jaina's last day at home before starting First Grade. I have very mixed emotions. I want it to be perfect, but I know it won't be. I want her to have a teacher that loves to teach, loves children, but especially, loves my child. I want her to be challenged, but not frustrated. I want her to be engaged and having fun while she learns. I want her to be able to move around freely through centers. I really really want a montessori-like classroom for her. I know she'd thrive at it. Yet, the closest Montessori school is pretty far away. Not to mention more money in tuition than we would be able to afford, too. We just have to trust that public school is going to be okay. I know its not the best education my child could get. If I could be a qualified and experienced teacher with little distraction from Jayce, I would homeschool her in a heartbeat. But the truth is, I just couldn't balance my kids' needs when we tried homeschooling. Jayce is too needy. Jaina got the shaft time and time again. I see it happen during playtime and just couldn't stand to see it happen during school time, too.

And really, Jaina's happiness is the most important thing. She thrived in a classroom environment for the last half of Kindergarten. All I can do is hope that she'll do that again :)

2 comments:

  1. Oh Jess, we too have been trying to cram all the last fun summer stuff into a few days.. it's fun but hard hu?

    I am thinking about Jaina and first grade, I hope it all goes well for her! I know you are nervous. ((hugs))

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  2. Oh yeah and GO jayce for posting on your blog, that is hilarious!

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