Sunday, October 3, 2010

September 26- October 2

This was a very busy week! Owen was on the road - even went to Kalamazoo. He hopes he sold a lot of sensors!!!
Laura helped to launch a new website at school, did ELL training and started collaborating with teachers in the building.
Jake got his braces off - he was lucky and our good friend Heather Ellis took him to the orthodontist or he would have had to wait until his Dad was back in town to take him during the day.
Megan got to see Utah State beat BYU as a Freshman and her cousin Shawn and his friends threw her in the air once for every point they made. She then went to her Aunt Kris's house for Conference.
Jake and Owen went to the Priesthood session and then out to dinner at Red Lobster for all you can eat shrimp.
Elizabeth worked hard on her multiplication tables and at reading the Guardians of GaHoole - our Hulstrom Book to Movie Club!
Rachel helped hold us together by helping to get Elizabeth ready for school in the morning when I took Jake to early morning seminary and babysitting and taking to piano lessons until I got home at night. She also is making more $ than anyone as she got to babysit for the Scotern's and the Cleverly's.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Elizabeth is trying to learn her multiplication tables. Soooo... we purchased some flash cards early in the week and have started the memorization. We took a day and learned the zero multiplication facts and then added the 1,2,3, and 4s. She is doing pretty good and it has been fun to practice with her. Sometimes frustrating but mostly fun.

I have also been helping her practice her piano, which is rich because I dont play. If I keep this up I'll learn to play the piano with her!!! She has just started to learn about sharps. I told her that "she was playing it wrong", she told me "I didnt know what I was talking about". In the end we had to get Laura to settle the argument. I was wrong!!! And a little child shall lead them.

Constitution Day

Much of Mom's week was spend getting ready for Constitution Day. We ordered passports from this site and used this as our basis for a school wide Constitution Day. There is a federal law that requires all publicly funded schools to teach about the Constitution. Dad and Cory Ellis met me early at Hulstrom and we put out 100 flags. We has assemblies helping kids to understand more about the constitution, immigrants and why people have always wanted to come to our country. They were given passports that contained 10 milestones about the Constitution and learned those throughout the day. They took citizenship tests and were sworn in at the end of the day by a Broomfield Veteran as US citizens. It was a lot of work but hopefully memorable!

Yesterday, I got to go with Elizabeth to buy new shoes (I looked down at her on Friday and saw that her heels were over the backs of her sandals) and we went to Katelyn Howard's play. A very fun night!

Family Blog Begins!

We have decided to start a family blog to stay in touch. We have each promised to blog once each week about something that happened this week and to try really hard to add a picture. Good Luck Israelsen's!!!