Friday, October 17, 2008

choir, homework.

Good morning, it is Friday.

Last night was Hansen's choir practice. The ages of the group are 1st grade to 6th grade. Of course there are no 6th graders as no 12 year old would put up with singing along with a bunch of 6 to 10 year olds. Lillie came along and really wanted to join, she is taller then a few of the first graders and anyone who knows Lillie knows she would do an absolutely great job. But unfortunately the folks doing the choir do not know Lillie and said that they needed to have a cut off somewhere, so if you are in Kindergarten, you can not join. Lillie had to sit with me and watch. She did entertain herself just fine drawing pictures and writing words and stuff, but every once in a while she would ask if she could go up a sing with the kids now? Hansen had a nice time in choir, and he is just fine with Lillie not being old enough to mess with his choir time.

Last night was a rough night on Hansen in the homework department. He had an assignment where you had to read a paragraph on Marco Polo, then answer six questions, then write down the sentences. He had no trouble reading the paragraph or answering the six questions, as he is very strong at reading and comprehension. What got to him was the whole writing the sentences. Unfortunately for Hansen, I wanted him to write the sentences so another human could actually read them. And if that wasn't bad enough, I wanted capitals at the beginning and periods at the end of every sentence. Furthermore, countries and names had to be capitalized. You would think Hansen was thrown into homework purgatory. I don't think Hansen will ever struggle with 6x8=? like I did, but his had writing is so sloppy at times that it can only bring down people's perception of how smart he is. He is getting better with his handwriting and his teachers are giving him good recognition for trying harder, he just has a little farther to go to reach the top of the writing mountain.

Have a nice Friday, see you tomorrow.

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