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Friday, March 31, 2006

Elcie and Science Class

Too sleepy to write much. Elcie came home with her school photos today as well as some pictures her pre-school p.e. teacher took 8/10 years ago. I'll try for them tomorrow when I feel more like tackling the dreaded scanner and doing some judicious cropping. The "then and now" is really something although there's no doubt it's Elcie. The same smile.

She also came home with a story about science class. The class had created a "chair" made from recycled test papers and homework pages. She was so excited - said people could even sit in it. Papier mache maybe? Sounds like she's fitting right in to main stream science.

Rochelle's field trip was a howling success and somehow they managed to procure a bus both directions. It's rained here for days.

I could be wrong but I don't think Beth of So The Fish Said has commented before. Possibly once when we were talking about Heifer Int'l but I'm not sure. It may have been email. Anyhow, she and her husband Chris are fantastic writers and I've been keeping up with both of them for a while. I'm having trouble with the link to his blog, Rude Cactus, but if you find Beth, you find him close by. (Just checked. The link to Rude Cactus is on Beth's blog roll.) They have a beautiful 8 month old girl named Mia. Welcome Beth.

I'm glad this week is over. Thegirls have been feeling crummy and will have the weekend to rest and recuperate.

Dawn and I finished up the shopping by 10:00 a.m. and were back in time to put groceries away and play a hand or two of cards before she left to pick up her daughter. I had my annual review with Central Valley Regional Center at noon. They are the Agency that funds unusual expenses, provides respite care, etc. They're the least bureaucratic of the agencies and the best at thinking "outside the box". (I hate that expression, it's been overused, but it fits here).

They want to send her to Easter Seals camp this summer. Yippee. She went to camp with her fifth grade class two years ago and was outstanding there but this camp is designed especially for kids like her. I haven't told her and won't unless it all falls into place (maybe as she's heading out the door). It's a week and may conflict with summer school but too bad. Her grades are fine , she's gone to summer school every year, and last year she spent six weeks doing work she had mastered six months before. It kept her from a boring summer but I can't say she learned much.

Brief tonight. It's been a long day and not especially eventful. The rain is dragging us all down a little. All except Rochelle, the vampire, are asleep and I think she's fading. I may not be far behind her.

Take care - don't forget "spring forward, fall back" tomorrow or early Sunday unless it's already Sunday where you are. Is anyone actually that far ahead of us? I don't think so.

Hi Tanyetta and granny - (yes we have one more). Just saw both of you pop up on gmail. Good night Suzie. You don't know I pulled this back to fix a goof or two. I always notice them just as I hit "post". (Or sometimes a day later as I just discovered now - Saturday at 11:15).


Anonymous said...

good night granster!!

Lavender Dawn said...

what? daylight savings time? already? that's not fair. science is cool. it is the one class my son is taking with the regular class. He got an A.

Glad its looking up!

Missy said...

Thanks for the reminder about daylight savings time. It's hard to believe that spring is officially here (that's what DST means to me!).

Andrea said...

IT is the little things about science that make it sooo cool.
I am that way with history - tell me the stories not the dates and I will be your bestest student.

The camp sounds like a wonderuful plan. Hope it works out.

megz_mum said...

Sounds like another busy little time at your house! Camps are always special aren't they.

Sheri said...

Just stopping by to say hi and hope you are all well.

kittenpie said...

Popping over to say hi and thanks for dropping by! I had noticed your comments around too, but hadn't quite made it to an actual trip across the blogosphere. I laughed at your post about christmas decorations below - my cedar boughs and lights outside are still up. Perhaps tomorrow, now that it's warm enough for my fingers not to freeze?

Expat Traveler said...

those are some exciting science happenings. And spring time, how can I forget? It's my most looked forward thing all year!