Friday, November 30, 2012

6 years + 1 month

Emily had another fun month at school and received an excellent report at her P/T conference.  They did a lot of Thanksgiving activities, including a "feast" with the other Kindergarten class.  The homework art project this month was to create a turkey disguise.  Emily's flower turkey is shown below.  I normally try to let Emily do whatever she wants for her projects all by herself.  This one turned out to be a little more mommy-intensive than was originally intended, because we quickly figured out it was going to require the use of a hot glue gun.

As part of the normal school-night routine, we usually finish reading books around 8:00pm.  Then Emily is allowed to read books on her own until 8:30pm.  I haven't been very consistent in checking to make sure she actually turns her light off at that time and doesn't continue reading by closet light.   Recently, I caught her still awake at 10:15pm working on her doll house drawings.  She was pretty cranky the next day.  Ever since then she has been on probation.  I moved the video monitor from Lincoln's room to her room, and she knows exactly what it's for.  I discovered that she unplugged it after the first night.  Since then she has been pretty good about turning her light off on time, especially when reminded.

I was just thinking earlier this month that one of the things I was thankful for was that we hadn't been pulled into the birthday party rat race.  Then Emily got three birthday party invitations within a few weeks.  She has had a lot of fun, but I'm glad we have a pass for almost a year.

As a final note, Emily & I are working hard on correcting her /s/ lisp.  She says things correctly more than 50% of the time now and can quickly correct herself if you show her clenched teeth and quietly hiss, which reminds her to hide her tongue.

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