Guess what? Jasmine still hasn't done her presentation! Her teacher called her up to do her history fair presentation on Wednesday--one week and one day late. She just got started, and then the class was over! She thought she'd get to do it today for sure, but the teacher was out of the classroom sitting up the history fair in the library--with Jasmine and another student still waiting to present theirs to the class. That's just crazy! At this point Jasmine doesn't really care.
|This is the cream cheese thing I told you about at the end of the last post.|
|It came out really well, like having cheese cake for breakfast!|
|We do half birthdays here. We started it when the older ones were young. You can't start saying you are "going on ___" (the next age) until after your half birthday. Tyler's half birthday was yesterday. So now he can say he's going on 23 : )|
|This morning I wanted to use up stale English muffins, hot dog buns and french bread. So this is what I came up with.|
Unfortunately I have one grounded for the weekend for lying to me (after having been given a chance to give the real answer) and the same child is also grounded several days next week. Does anyone else see a problem with having 33 unexcused tardies in the first two quarters?
For some of them, he's showing up to class over 15 minutes late. I made a deal with him that if he gets an unexcused tardy (I allotted him 9 free ones for the year but he had 17 the first 3 weeks of school) he rides the bus straight home that day and nothing else happens. But he didn't do that. Not once. So now he makes them all up in a row. I'm actually even letting him off with half the number of days if he does some work on the days he comes home. He is grumbling and I think I'm being really reasonable to not add an extra penalty because of him not coming home on those days. I was really tempted to make it double due to that, but didn't.
Before you ask, there is no reason he's not making it to class on time other than that he is just hanging out with his friends. The ones where he's coming in over 15 minutes late are to the class right after lunch because he just doesn't want to leave his friends and go. I would imagine many of them are tardy too, but probably not the same ones every day.
On another note, tomorrow (Friday) marks the three year anniversary of the twins coming home.
|After 36 hours in the airport, we left after 1:00 a.m. January 25, 2010.|
|We drove a little ways and stopped for the night. They were so dirty that they took baths even though it was after 2:00 a.m. We got to bed around 3:00 a.m.|