Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Open House

Our school district holds Open House every year at this time. In a way it's really nice, because you get an idea of how the kids are adjusting and getting along in their classes. But in a way, it's kind of dumb to hold it so early. Tonight was the Elementary Center's Open House and tomorrow will be the high school. We got a pretty good report from the kids' teachers. So far, I learned that Sarah was a really good girl in class, respected the rules, was in a higher reading group and was one of the teacher's better students, so far.

Zachary has been pretty good (I was alittle worried about that - maybe it was a good thing they were separated). Reading is good, but spelling is little bad. But that's mostly from his speech problems, which thankfully the teacher understands that. Nicholas is pretty good, a little talkative, but not too bad. I also stopped and talked to his reading teacher (they split the kids up for reading).

And of course I took some pictures.

Sarah with her self portrait

Sarah with her teacher, Mr. Donaldson (who really got into the whole picture taking thing, had Sarah sit in his seat and everything - what a cool teacher)

Zachary with his project

Zachary with his teacher Mrs. Mitchell who was actually the twins second grade teacher too).

Nicholas with his teacher Mrs. May (she was actually the first person I met that has the same name as me, I still think about that when I see her.)

This teacher, Mrs. Schifko is the kids' favorite teacher. She is just a beautiful woman inside and out, you can really tell she loves her job. She has taught not only all of the older kids, but Rich and me as well. The kids are all rooting for her to stay and not retire until after she has the younger two as well.

Oh, I totally just noticed that the boys look like steps when standing that way, don't they?

And this is what Amanda and Sarah were doing while I was talking to the teachers.

All in all, a pretty great report. Can't wait for tomorrow when we go to the high school!
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